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 for communication
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Communication \Com*mu`ni*ca"tion\
     (k[o^]m*m[=u]`n[i^]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. communicatio.]
     1. The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of
        smallpox; communication of a secret.
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     2. Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of
        thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means;
        conference; correspondence.
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              Argument . . . and friendly communication. --Shak.
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     3. Association; company.
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              Evil communications corrupt good manners. --1 Cor.
                                                    xv. 33.
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     4. Means of communicating; means of passing from place to
        place; a connecting passage; connection.
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              The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade,
              by the communication it has both with Asia and
              Europe.                               --Arbuthnot.
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     5. That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence;
        news; a verbal or written message.
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     6. Participation in the Lord's supper. --Bp. Pearson.
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     7. (Rhet.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his
        hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we,
        instead of I or you. --Beattie.
     Syn: Correspondence; conference; intercourse.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying
           information; "they could not act without official
           communication from Moscow" [syn: communication,
      2: something that is communicated by or to or between people or
      3: a connection allowing access between persons or places; "how
         many lines of communication can there be among four people?";
         "a secret passageway provided communication between the two

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  240 Moby Thesaurus words for "communication":
     access, accommodation, accordance, account, acknowledgment,
     acquaintance, advice, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation,
     aisle, alley, ambulatory, announcement, answer, aperture, arcade,
     artery, articulation, avenue, award, awarding, bestowal,
     bestowment, billet, blue book, bond, bracketing, briefing,
     bulletin, business letter, channel, chit, cloister, clustering,
     collegiality, colloquial discourse, colloquy, colonnade,
     combination, commerce, communion, communique, community,
     concatenation, concession, concourse, concurrence, conduction,
     conduit, conferment, conferral, confluence, congeries,
     conglomeration, congress, conjugation, conjunction, connection,
     contagion, contribution, convection, convergence, conversation,
     converse, conversing, copulation, corridor, coupling, covered way,
     data, datum, defile, deliverance, delivery, deportation,
     diapedesis, diffusion, directory, discourse, dispatch,
     dissemination, donation, embassy, endowment, enlightenment,
     epistle, evidence, exchange, exit, export, exportation, express,
     expulsion, extradition, facts, factual information,
     familiarization, favor, fellowship, ferry, ford, furnishment,
     gallery, gathering, gen, general information, gifting,
     give-and-take, giving, grant, granting, guidebook, handout,
     hard information, hookup, impartation, impartment, import,
     importation, incidental information, info, information, inlet,
     instruction, intelligence, interchange, intercommunication,
     intercommunion, intercourse, interlinking, interlocution,
     intersection, investiture, joinder, joining, jointure, junction,
     knotting, knowledge, lane, letter, liaison, liberality, light,
     line, linkage, linking, marriage, meeting, mention, merger,
     merging, message, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis,
     migration, missive, mutual transfer, note, notice, notification,
     offer, opening, osmosis, outlet, overpass, pairing, pass, passage,
     passageway, passing over, perfusion, pneumatogram, portico,
     presentation, presentment, promotional material, proof, provision,
     publication, publicity, railroad tunnel, rapping, release, reply,
     report, rescript, sidelight, social activity, social intercourse,
     social relations, splice, spread, spreading, statement,
     subscription, supplying, surrender, symbiosis, telegram, the dope,
     the goods, the know, the scoop, tie, tie-in, tie-up, traject,
     trajet, transduction, transfer, transfer of property, transference,
     transfusion, transit, transition, translation, translocation,
     transmigration, transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal,
     transmittance, transplacement, transplantation, transposal,
     transposition, travel, tunnel, underpass, unification, union,
     verbal intercourse, vouchsafement, white book, white paper, word,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COMMUNICATION, contracts. Information; consultation; conference.
       2. In order to make a contract, it is essential there should be an 
  agreement; a bare communication or conference will not, therefore, amount to 
  a contract; nor can evidence of such communication be received in order to 
  take from, contradict, or alter a written agreement. 1 Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 
  340; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 609. Vide Pour-parler; Wharton's Dig. Evid. R. 

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