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Communication: Signal Transmission and Interpretation
Communication: Signal transmission and interpretation

The word communication comes from the root common and has to do with making something (e.g., information) common. After something is told, it is known to both the person who tells and the person who is told. The root word common also leads to the word community: The process of telling and making information common implies some sort of relationship between teller and told. The study of communication is a study of the processes by which information is told and community is maintained.

Communication

The process of telling something requires that a message be created in such a form that it can be perceived and interpreted. The message itself can take many forms, as long as it is perceivable ...

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