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

Medical Definition of COMMUNICATION

:  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>
:  information communicated
:  a connection between bodily parts <an artificial communication between the esophagus and the stomach>
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