Definitions of Communication

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1.      ” Communication is transfer of information from one person to another,whether or not it elicits confidence. But the information transferred must be understandable to the receiver – G.G. Brown.

2.   “Communication is the intercourse by words, letters or messages”- Fred G. Meyer.

We can now proceed to define communication from what we have seen above. To define means to give the precise and exact meaning of a word. The exact meaning of the word communicate is ‘to share’ or ‘to participate’. The dictionaries say that communication is the transmission of a message or information by speaking or writing. Another dictionary declares that communication is giving or exchanging information, signals, messages by talk or gestures or writing. Yet another definition says that communication is social intercourse. Communication is all this and much more. A good definition should not only give the precise meaning but also throw light on the scope of the word / expression.

Communication is giving, receiving or exchanging ideas, information, signals or messages through appropriate media, enabling individuals or groups to persuade, to seek information, to give information or to express emotions.

This broad definition includes body-language, skills of speaking and writing. It outlines the objectives of communication. It emphasizes listening as an important aspect of communication.


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Newlooks March 5, 2013 at 12:22 am

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nary April 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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Linda May 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Communication exist in all social settings, it serves as the foundation on which the success or otherwise of an action or interest can be built and evaluated

Adeleke hammed May 28, 2013 at 2:20 am

Communicatin is difine as the exchange of words,signal,messages and language.

eunrel June 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm

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Satyveer Singh Verma October 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

Thank you so much. I am vary happy. it is vary easy to understand the meaning , concept, and process of communication.

pasha November 2, 2013 at 12:45 am

its very easy,simple and understandable

freshstickydobblins November 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

thanks for ur definitions….well pleased

vinayak December 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Communication is transfer of information from one person to another,whether or not it elicits confidence. But the information transferred must be understandable to the receiver

Tsavwua kelvin January 14, 2014 at 1:44 am

It’s very imperative to be very concise in communicating a message so as to enable the receiver the message understand it so as to enhance effective communication.

Pramod valavi February 1, 2014 at 11:39 am

Exchange of thoughts , message , and opinions by speech, writing or oraly is known as communication.

Pramod valavi February 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

Exhange of owr fillings and emotions to another persons is known as communication.

SANDEEP SAN May 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

thanka for your lot of info

anushka July 31, 2014 at 10:28 am

It is very easy definitions!….

Dr Ajelere AJEWUMI August 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm

This is a down-to-earth definition of communication. It has recency potentials.

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