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communication
the process of acting on information
human communication
the process of making sense out of the world and attempting to share that sense with others by creating meaning through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages
interpersonal communication
a distinctive, transactual form of human communication involving mutual influence, usually for the purpose of managing relationships
impersonal communication
communication that occurs when we treat people as objects, or when we respond to their roles rather than to who they are as unique persons
relationship
an ongoing connection made with another person through interpersonal communication
mass communication
communication that occurs when one person issues the same message to many people at once; the creator of the message is usually not present, and there is virually no opportunity for listeners to respond to the speaker
public communication
communication that occurs when a speaker addresses an audience in person
small-group communication
communication that occurs when a group of from three to fifteen people meet to interact with a common purpose and mutually influence on another
intrapersonal communication
communication with yourself; thinking
source
originator of a thought or emotion, who puts it into a code that can be understood by a receiver
encode
to translate ideas, feelings, and thoughts into a code
decode
to interpret ideas, feelings and thoughts that have been translated into a code
receiver
person who decodes a message and attempts to make sense of what the source has encoded
message
written, spokn, and unspoken elements of communication to which people assign meaning
channel
pathway through which messages are sent