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Communication meaning : Definition

What do you means by communication?


Communication is a process that involves exchange of information, thoughts, ideas and emotions. Communication is a process that involves a sender who encodes and sends the message, which is then carried via the communication channel to the receiver where the receiver decodes the message, processes the information and sends an appropriate reply via the same communication channel.
The term ‘communication’ has derived from the Latin word ‘communicare’ which means to make common, to share, to impart and to transmit. Communication means ‘the act of imparting information that can be understood by all who use the same language.
There are different persons who have defined communication. Some of the definitions have been stated below:
The American Peoples Encyclopedia, “communication literally ‘making common’ is the sharing of thoughts, ideas, or knowledge by two or more people. It includes the devices, processes and institutions by which individuals and groups exchange all kinds of information.”
Sehramm defines communication as “a tool that makes societies possible and distinguish human from other societies.”
Berelson and Steiner define communication as the transmission of information, ideas, emotions, skills through the use of symbols, words, pictures, figures and graph.
Rogers says, “Communication is the process of transmitting ideas, information and attitudes from the source to a receiver for the purpose of influencing with intent.”
Kar defines communication as “all those planned or unplanned processes through which one person influences behavior of others.”
A more comprehensive suggested definition to define communication world ”a process of transmitting ideas, information, attitudes (images, which we have formulated for ourselves) by the use of symbols, words, pictures, figures from the source (who is the originator of the message) to a receiver, for the purpose of influencing with intent”. So communication is considered as a process through which senders and receivers of messages interact in a given social context.
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Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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