Etymology
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communication (n.)

early 15c., "act of communicating, act of imparting, discussing, debating, conferring," from Old French comunicacion (14c., Modern French communication) and directly from Latin communicationem (nominative communicatio) "a making common, imparting, communicating; a figure of speech," noun of action from past-participle stem of communicare "to share, divide out; communicate, impart, inform; join, unite, participate in," literally "to make common," related to communis "common, public, general" (see common (adj.)). Meaning "that which is communicated" is from late 15c.; meaning "means of communication" is from 1715. Related: Communications; communicational.

Origin and meaning of communication
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Definitions of communication

communication (n.)
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information;
they could not act without official communication from Moscow
Synonyms: communicating
communication (n.)
something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups;
communication (n.)
a connection allowing access between persons or places;
how many lines of communication can there be among four people?
a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms
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