The
Definition Of

Communication

Communication is the transfer and understanding of meaning. Note the emphasis on the transfer of meaning: this means that if information or ideas have not been conveyed, communication hasn’t taken place.

The speaker who isn’t heard or the writer whose materials aren’t read hasn’t communicated.

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