Communication Definition

By John Dudovskiy

Communication Definition The origin of the term of ‘communication’ is linked to the Latin word of ‘communis’ that means common.

There are many definitions of communication. One of the most comprehensive definitions of communication can be proposed as “the process of creating meaning between two or more people through the expression and interpretation of messages” (Cleary, 2008, p.xii).

In simple terms, communication can be defined as a process in which a message is encoded by a sender and passed to receiver through certain channels, or order for the message to be decoded.

Adppted from: Anthony Wanis-St.John’s “Communication and Negotiation”



Cleary, S. (2008) “Communication: A Hands-on Approach” Juta


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