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communication

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noun com·mu·ni·ca·tion \kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of communication

  1. 1:  the act or process of transmitting information (as about ideas, attitudes, emotions, or objective behavior) <nonverbal interpersonal communication> <emotional communication between parent and child—G. S. Blum>:a:  exchange of information between individuals through a common system of signs, symbols, or behavior <pictorial representation is a usable channel of communication between humans and the chimpanzee> <the function of pheromones in insect communication>b:  personal rapport <a lack of communication between young and old persons>

  2. 2:  information communicated

  3. 3:  a connection between bodily parts <an artificial communication between the esophagus and the stomach>





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