Communication vs Transportation what difference

what is difference between Communication and Transportation

English

Etymology

From Middle English communicacion, from Old French communicacion, from Latin commūnicātiōnem, accusative singular of commūnicātiō (imparting, communicating), from commūnicō (I share, I impart).
Morphologically communicate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən/
  • Hyphenation: com‧mu‧ni‧ca‧tion
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

communication (countable and uncountable, plural communications)

  1. The act or fact of communicating anything; transmission.
    communication of smallpox
    communication of a secret
  2. (uncountable) The concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities.
    Some say that communication is a necessary prerequisite for sentience; others say that it is a result thereof.
    The node had established communication with the network, but had as yet sent no data.
  3. A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication.
    Surveillance was accomplished by means of intercepting the spies’ communications.
  4. The body of all data transferred to one or both parties during an act of communication.
    The subpoena required that the company document their communication with the plaintiff.
  5. An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.
    The professors’ communications consisted of lively discussions via email.
  6. A passageway or opening between two locations; connection.
    A round archway at the far end of the hallway provided communication to the main chamber.
    • 1727, John Arbuthnot, Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures. Explain’d and exemplify’d in several dissertations
      The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe.
    • 1900, Patents for Inventions: Abridgments of Specifications (page 75)
      This communication between the tank and pump is controlled by a float valve in the tanks and a cock in the pipe, while a poppet valve prevents the undrawn liquor going into the waste tank.
  7. (anatomy) A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.
    • 1855, William Stokes, The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta Page 617
      …and here a free communication had been established between the aorta and the vena cava.
  8. (obsolete) Association; company.
    • Evil communications corrupt good manners.
  9. Participation in Holy Communion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Pearson to this entry?)
  10. (rhetoric) A trope by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says “we” instead of “I” or “you”.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beattie to this entry?)

Antonyms

  • anticommunication

Hyponyms

Derived terms

  • excommunication

Descendants

  • Japanese: コミュニケーション (komyunikēshon)

Related terms

Translations

References

  • communication at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • communication in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • “communication” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 72.
  • communication in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Further reading

  • communication on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French

Alternative forms

  • communicaison

Etymology

From Old French communicacion, borrowed from Latin commūnicātiō, commūnicātiōnem (sharing, communication).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.my.ni.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

communication f (plural communications)

  1. communication

Derived terms

  • chargé de communication

Related terms

  • communiquer

Further reading

  • “communication” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From transport +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɹænspɔːˈteɪʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɹænspɚˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: trans‧por‧ta‧tion
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

transportation (usually uncountable, plural transportations)

  1. The act of transporting, or the state of being transported; conveyance, often of people, goods etc.
    We have to get people out of their cars and encourage them to use alternative forms of transportation.
  2. (historical) Deportation to a penal colony.
    Mulligan’s sentence was commuted from death to transportation.
  3. (US) A means of conveyance.
    Nice transportation, dude, but your brake lights are busted.
  4. (US) A ticket or fare.
    • 1898, Willa Cather, The Westbound Train
      Sybil: [..] That reminds me, I haven’t got my passes yet! Have you the transportation here from Cheyenne to San Francisco for Mrs. S. Johnston?”
      (Agent looks grave, goes back and fumbles at the papers on his desk, returns to the window with a slip of paper in his hand.)
      Agent: “We had transportation here made out for such a person, but it was called for several hours ago.”

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