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communication

Pronunciation: /kəˌmjuːnəˈkeɪʃən; kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən/

Translation of communication in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (act) comunicación (feminine) to be in/get into communication (with sb) estar*/ponerse* en comunicación or en contacto (con algn) lines of communication [Military/Militar] líneas (feminine plural) de comunicación
    Example sentences
    • Therefore, physicians must provide more time for these patients to enhance communication and foster information exchange.
    • Thus it is possible to protect the intellectual property of online material and to support confidential exchange of communication between students.
    • ‘We firmly believe that theatre is an effective medium of communication,’ said the spokesperson of the organisation.
    1.2 countable/numerable (message) [formal] comunicación (feminine) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Such messages may be brief notes, communications like traditional letters, or electronic files.
    • The tenor of these personal communications was reflected in letters to newspapers and by the anchor men on call back radio who invited their listeners to take sides over Dr. Ashrawi's selection.
    • News, views and communications can be interesting and revealing.
  • 2
    (communications plural)
    (means of communicating) comunicaciones (feminine plural) to cut/restore communications cortar/restablecer* las comunicaciones there are poor road communications between the capital and the coast hay muy malas comunicaciones viales entre la capital y la costa (before noun/delante del nombre) communications center o (British English/inglés británico) centre centro (masculine) de comunicaciones communications network red (feminine) de comunicaciones communications satellite satélite (masculine) de telecomunicaciones communications software paquete (masculine) de comunicaciones
    Example sentences
    • Also they ‘promote computer communications as a medium for strengthening and building organised labour’.
    • Also, some satellites send and receive telephone, fax, and computer communications.
    • In an emergency, reliance on digital communications or even telephone lines is unacceptable.

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