Communication
Communication Com*mu`ni*ca"tion (k[o^]m*m[=u]`n[i^]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. communicatio.] 1. The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret. [1913 Webster]

2. Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence. [1913 Webster]

Argument . . . and friendly communication. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Association; company. [1913 Webster]

Evil communications corrupt good manners. --1 Cor. xv. 33. [1913 Webster]

4. Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection. [1913 Webster]

The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

5. That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message. [1913 Webster]

6. Participation in the Lord's supper. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

7. (Rhet.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you. --Beattie.

Syn: Correspondence; conference; intercourse. [1913 Webster]


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