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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Communication  \Com*mu`ni*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  communicatio.] 
  1.  The  act  or  fact  of  communicating;  as  communication  of 
  smallpox;  communication  of  a  secret. 
 
  2.  Intercourse  by  words  letters,  or  messages;  interchange  of 
  thoughts  or  opinions,  by  conference  or  other  means 
  conference;  correspondence. 
 
  Argument  .  .  .  and  friendly  communication.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Association;  company. 
 
  Evil  communications  corrupt  good  manners.  --1  Cor. 
  xv  33. 
 
  4.  Means  of  communicating;  means  of  passing  from  place  to 
  place  a  connecting  passage;  connection. 
 
  The  Euxine  Sea  is  conveniently  situated  for  trade 
  by  the  communication  it  has  both  with  Asia  and 
  Europe.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  5.  That  which  is  communicated  or  imparted;  intelligence; 
  news  a  verbal  or  written  message. 
 
  6.  Participation  in  the  Lord's  supper.  --Bp.  Pearson. 
 
  7.  (Rhet.)  A  trope,  by  which  a  speaker  assumes  that  his 
  hearer  is  a  partner  in  his  sentiments,  and  says  we 
  instead  of  I  or  you  --Beattie. 
 
  Syn:  Correspondence;  conference;  intercourse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  communication 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  communicating  [syn:  {communicating}] 
  2:  something  that  is  communicated  between  people  or  groups 
  3:  a  connection  allowing  access  between  persons  or  places;  "how 
  many  lines  of  communication  can  there  be  among  four 
  people?";  "a  secret  passageway  provided  communication 
  between  the  two  rooms" 




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