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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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.

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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

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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

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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.

ANDY A ATUAH September 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Thanks so much for the information given to me about definition of communication

SANJEET PARJAPATE September 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

It is very simpley definition of communication l am very happy ,Thanks Sir

Patq Masudi November 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

Simply Great!!….is all i can communicate

gamare August 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm

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Ritika March 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Thanks a lot for this friend

Senaka March 11, 2016 at 11:09 am

Communication as an art and a science to disseminate message to the public

salon perawatan rambut March 19, 2016 at 12:43 pm

I couldn’t resist commenting. Perfectly written!

zams Abdul April 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

thank you alot for your contribution.

Mahendra kumar gautam August 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

nice definition

ya'u Muhammad MAIBABA October 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Very interested

Aariz mustafa samoon November 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

communication is latin word communicare mean[to share]
dfination[it is act of convying way to trasfer thought,messages ,information to one an other]

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T. Chimanya January 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm

how does effective one way communication improve university learning?

Igweagbara Silverline January 25, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Great, the definition is all encompassing and very helpful

Umar Abdullah February 6, 2017 at 4:11 am

That’s great!!

Timothy February 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

the words communication,is definition as the actor processe

ess of the using words sounds signs or beach visors to express or Romanus Timothy.

mohammed ali February 23, 2017 at 1:27 am

communication can be define as the process of exchanging messages between a sender and a receiver i can be verbal , non verbal or it can even be an inter personal communication or an intra personal communication

Mike Arufandikah March 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm


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yogesh October 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Communication is the desire of nation.

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Ramadhani November 17, 2017 at 12:04 am

I have been asked that”what are the weakness of definition of communication”.if a given definition say” communication is the transfer of information among the people or from one place to another”.at least six points

Precious November 18, 2017 at 12:01 am

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