Q. (1) How is communication defined? Which are the various dimensions
or facets brought out by different definitions?
Ans.:- If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if
half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.
~ Woodrow Wilson
Communication is a process that involves exchange of information, thoughts, ideas and emotions.
Communication is a process that involves a sender who encodes and sends the message, which is then
carried via the communication channel to the receiver where the receiver decodes the message,
processes the information and sends an appropriate reply via the same communication channel.
Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another.
Communication processes are sign-mediated interactions between at least two agents which
share a repertoire of signs and semiotic rules. Communication is commonly defined as "the
imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs".
Although there is such a thing as one-way communication, communication can be perceived
better as a two-way process in which there is an exchange and progression of thoughts,
feelings or ideas (energy) towards a mutually accepted goal or direction (information).
The word communication, which has its origin in the Latin word communis, brings out many
images in one’s mind. It could be a two way process, a network, a technique or a form of
entertainment. It could be personal or business related communication and as we see, has
developed its modes, channels, instruments and gadgets over the years.
Communication are a process whereby information is enclosed in a package and is discreeted
and imparted by sender to a receiver via a channel/medium. The receiver then decodes the
message and gives the sender a feedback. Communication requires that all parties have an
area of communicative co