Meaning of “communications” in the English Dictionary

"communications" in American English

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communicationsplural noun

us /kəˌmju·nɪˈkeɪ·ʃənz/

the various systems used for sending esp. electronic information, such as radio, television, telephone, and computer networks:

They have made heavy investments in the communications industry.

Communications are also the exchanges of information and expressions of feeling that can result in understanding:

A breakdown in communications between labor and management led to the strike.

(Definition of “communications” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"communications" in Business English

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communicationsnoun [ plural ]

uk /kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃənz/ us

COMMUNICATIONS methods, or the activity, of communicating and sending messages:

wireless communications
We need to encourage municipalities to develop communications networks of their own.
radio/satellite communications
She works in the marketing communications department of the company.

TRANSPORT the systems for moving people and goods between one place and another, such as roads, trains, planes, and ships:

Its commercial success as a city is partly due to its excellent communications with the major cities of Europe.

(Definition of “communications” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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