process of conveying information between or among people.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
communication (noun)
an act or instance of transmitting
a) information transmitted or - conveyed
b) a verbal or written message
a) a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a system of symbols, signs, or behavior - common the function of pheromones in insect communication , also exchange of information
b) personal - rapport a lack of communication between old and young persons
a) a system (as of telephones) for transmitting or exchanging information
b) a system of routes for moving troops, supplies, and vehicles
c) personnel engaged in transmitting or exchanging information
a) a technique for expressing ideas effectively (as in speech)
b) the technology of the transmission of information (as by print or telecommunication)
communication (Wikipedia)

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

The basic steps of communication are:

  1. The forming of communicative intent.
  2. Message composition.
  3. Message encoding and decoding.
  4. Transmission of the encoded message as a sequence of signals using a specific channel or medium.
  5. Reception of signals.
  6. Reconstruction of the original message.
  7. Interpretation and making sense of the reconstructed message.

The study of communication can be divided into:

The channel of communication can be visual, auditory, tactile (such as in Braille) and haptic, olfactory, Kinesics, electromagnetic, or biochemical. Human communication is unique for its extensive use of abstract language.

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