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Definitions of Communication

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

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  • vinayak December 18, 2013, 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, 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, 11:39 am

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

  • Pramod valavi February 1, 2014, 11:43 am

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

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  • Senaka March 11, 2016, 11:09 am

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

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    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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    how does effective one way communication improve university learning?

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  • Timothy February 20, 2017, 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 exchanged.by Romanus Timothy.

  • mohammed ali February 23, 2017, 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

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  • Tsauri Usman September 15, 2019, 3:25 am

    Nicely said. However, communication is more than a mere intercourse by words or gestures between humans, it includes the sharing of ideas, information, commands etc between Man and Man, Man and machine, Man and animals and even between a machine and another machine. Thanks for the guide.

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    Communication is the process of exchange of thoughts, feelings, emotions, ideas and any information through speech, signals, writing or behavior.

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