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noun communication pronunciation in American English /kəˌmjunɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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pluralcommunications
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of giving information or of making emotions or ideas known to someone
    There was a breakdown in communication.
    nonverbal communication (=without speaking): One of the most powerful forms of nonverbal communication is body language.
    communication skills: a workshop to improve teachers’ communication skills
    1. a.
      the process of speaking or writing to someone to exchange information or ideas
      communication with: She has no communication with her family.
      in communication: The two groups are in regular communication.
  2. 2

    communications

    [plural] a system for sending information
    satellite communications
    communications system/network: a highly advanced radio communications system
    1. a.
      a transportation system for taking people or goods from one place to another
      Commerce and industry require good communications.
  3. 3
    [countable] formal a message such as a letter, phone call, or e-mail
    We did not receive that communication.

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