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Ways of communicating and acts of communicating

language

noun

signs, symbols, sounds, and other methods of communicating information, feelings, or ideas

speech

noun

the ability to speak

communications

noun

a system for sending information

networking

noun

the activity of meeting and talking to people to exchange information and advice about work or interests

interchange

noun

an exchange of things such as ideas or information

expression

noun

words that you use for showing your thoughts or feelings, especially formally

show

noun

something that you do in order to make people realize what your opinions or intentions are

channel

noun

a method used for communicating information or for sending or receiving something

turn of phrase

a particular way of expressing yourself

communication

noun

a message such as a letter, phone call, or email

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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