Definitions of Communication

in Communication / General

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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mage September 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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Ayan Barik December 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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KIRAN KUMAR KAMANI December 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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Khadija Kanwal December 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

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DEEPIKA HEGDE January 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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gsk January 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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Ritesh Kumar February 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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Akarsh February 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Good one….neither too long nor too short

Ope February 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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sandee February 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Definition was very good.

madhumita March 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

quite an exhaustive definition

Abid March 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Yes its easy to understand

Ahmad Hassana Rahmat April 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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Vernard A Raj May 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

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kareena May 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

easy to understand ……………..also helpful

kareena May 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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kareena May 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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juliet May 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

we do communicate to give information or to share ideas with others. communicte with oters brings socialism and it build relationship.

juliet May 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm

thanks for the explanation, it helps me a lots. and it makes a great understanding.

sandip singh May 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

easy 2 understand………………………thanks

tosin June 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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G Bhooloka Raju July 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

it is verry simple and easyly
understanding tank’s alot….

G Bhooloka Raju July 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

it is good defination
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ANUPAMA July 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

should be written more definition of communication

Ranjeet Hanegave July 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Communication is giving, receiving or exchanging ideas, information,..thnks a lot..

MUHAMMED NASEEM July 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm


Norah July 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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Chris July 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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jayhri lalge August 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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rituraj das August 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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prashant pal singh August 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

it’s true that listening is very important in communication skill………!

Suman.kabir August 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

these information are very helpfull to me…..
hume jyada confussion hoti thi inko smjhne me but its time we can understand to easy……
thanks again,,.

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naseen September 9, 2012 at 1:47 am

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andria September 11, 2012 at 6:04 am

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Chetna Meena September 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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Chetna Meena September 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Thank u so much for easily understanding.

samir khan September 22, 2012 at 10:48 am

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Amit Yadav September 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

It Is Great Definition
And helpful thanks…

sabari October 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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