• WordNet 3.6
    • n communicativeness the trait of being communicative
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing. Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located
    • n Communicativeness The quality of being communicative.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other
    • n communicativeness The state or quality of being communicative; readiness to impart to others; freedom from reserve; talkativeness.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elephants can communicate using sounds that are below the human hearing range: between 14 and 35 hertz.
    • n Communicativeness the quality of being communicative
    • ***


  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.”
  • John Marshall
    John Marshall
    “Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.”
  • Germaine Greer
    “Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.”
  • Mary Ann Allison
    Mary Ann Allison
    “Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off.”
  • Gary Smalley
    Gary Smalley
    “If a man truly wants to communicate with his wife, he must enter her world of emotions.”
  • Francis Schaeffer
    Francis Schaeffer
    “If God exists and we are made in his image we can have real meaning, and we can have real knowledge through what he has communicated to us.”


Lines of communication - Lines of communication are the routes used to communicate by people or groups who are in conflict; a government might open lines of communication with terrorists if it wished to negotiate with them.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. communicāre, -ātum, from communis.


In literature:

The bombardment was still relentless, and it was only possible to go part of the way in an old communication trench.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
The principal houses correspond with that in Paris; they are also in direct communication with the General, who resides at Rome.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
It proves that all the facts and observations he communicated or dictated were meant to serve as materials.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
His son had taken this way of making some communication to him respecting his political creed.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
A second door communicating, as I concluded from its position, with the new cottage, was suddenly opened.
"The Guilty River" by Wilkie Collins
In the first flush of my indignation I was about to trample under foot so offensive a communication.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Opposite the sedan-chair was an opening with some steps cut through the wall, and communicating with the plain below.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
I was requested to communicate this information to her daughter, who long lamented her mother's change of name.
"Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete" by Madame Campan
His coolness and courage surprised me, and increased my desire to communicate with him.
"Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete" by Charles Sturt
Unfortunately he could not communicate his wisdom to his friends.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley

In poetry:

He'll hear no tone
Of the maiden he loves so well!
No telephone
Communicates with his cell!
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Between his tail and bright old eye
The swift communications
Outstrip the messages which fly
From telegraphic stations.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
Every quick feather asserts a just claim;
it bites like a saw into white pine.
I communicate right; but explain to the dean—
well, Right has a long and intricate name.
"Lit Instructor" by William Stafford
For as the tasteful bread and wine are good,
To strengthen and rejoice the heart of flesh:
Just so our Saviour's Body and his Blood,
The souls of good communicants refresh.
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
When these from Public Spirit smile, we see
Free-opening gates, and bow'ry pleasures free;
For sure great souls one truth can never miss,
Bliss not communicated is not bliss.
"Of Public Spirit In Regard To Public Works: An Epistle, To His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wa" by Richard Savage
The pidgin talk the youthful use
Bypasses conversation.
I can't believe the code they choose
Is a means of communication.
Oh to be with people over sixty
Despite their tendency to prolixty!
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash

In news:

EVP, Corporate Communications & President, GHV of New York.
Communications chip designer Broadcom reported better than expected sales and earnings Tuesday, propelling its shares up more than 2% in late trading.
Factual Bias and Ex Parte Communications Issues.
Scott Shaw / The Plain Dealer "He can go back and forth in the locker room, communicating with the toughest guys you have and the easiest guys you have," former NBA coach Eric Musselman said of Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison.
Sarah Norton of Quincy owns three greyhounds and is vice president of communications for The Greyhound Project.
Brad Nading/TelegramLighting above the large classroom meeting area in the School of Arts and Communications at Garden City High School. High 5 Games Wins Top AGA Communications Award.
It all started not long after Michael Kutschenreuter joined Siemens Information & Communication Networks (ICN) in April last year.
The seed-strewn dugouts of baseball stadiums around the country may very well end up the final bastions of corded communication in this wireless era.
Photo by Peter Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications.
While new business continues to sprout in defense, automotive, and communications applications, high-frequency companies are also finding opportunities in emerging smart-grid and medical markets.
The Duke Center for Palliative Care thinks that doctors can show more empathy, and a team of researchers there have designed a computer tutorial to teach physicians how to communicate.
Communication Basics Joseph DeVito, in The Interpersonal Communication Book, states that 5 issues are important to becoming a good communicator: openness, empathy, supportiveness, positivity, and equality.
The university's communications studies department includes focus on sports, law and health communication .
Instant-messaging tools provide quick, easy communication between people on the Internet, but the one thing they can't all seem to do is communicate with other instant-messaging tools.

In science:

When noise is removed, the ordered nature (p(a|b) = p(b|a) = 1) of the system of constraints used for communications is clearer. Understanding the mathematical form of the system of constraints then allows the quantification of what is a properly designed and implemented communications system.
The "...system of constraints"
Then Alice’s random Hadamard transformation on the second qubit of each communicating pair is replaced by the controlled-Hadamard operation with her own qubit of one base pair as the source qubit and the second qubit of one communicating pair as the target qubit.
Secure Reusable Base-String in Quantum Key Distribution
Alice prepares 2n communicating EPR pairs in the state |Φ+ i⊗2n , and groups each communicating pair with one base pair to create 2n blocks.
Secure Reusable Base-String in Quantum Key Distribution
Provide the means for intentional and appropriate verbal communication. The most basic form of communication in groups is verbal conversation.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
Abstract — A linear mesh network is considered in which a single user per cell communicates to a local base station via a dedicated relay (two-hop communication).
Capacity of Linear Two-hop Mesh Networks with Rate Splitting, Decode-and-forward Relaying and Cooperation