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communication

noun     /kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən/ COMMUNICATIONS
[U] the process of sharing information, especially when this increases understanding between people or groups: We have been in communication with various agencies in regard to this matter.a form/means/method of communication Email is an excellent means of communication because of the flexibility it allows. The training department uses a special board game to improve communication between managers and their employees.enhance/improve/foster communication He said communication with neighborhoods and community groups must be improved. The project failed because of a lack of communication between the two departments. There was a breakdown in communication.channels/lines of communication It is important to keep the channels of communication open at all times. Effective communication is a two-way process. Good communication skills are essential in this job. In the study, the effectiveness of online communication was contrasted with person-to-person interaction. → See also corporate communication, mass communication
[C] formal a written or spoken message: I kept a record of who I spoke to, wrote to, or received a communication from. By subscribing to the list, you are agreeing to receive regular email communications from the company.
(Definition of communication noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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