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communications

The field of communications has to do with TV, radio, print media, the Internet and other ways that people share information with each other.

The word communicate should be a big clue to what communications is all about. Communications involves all the ways people get information and entertainment to each other. A communications major in college might major in journalism, broadcasting, or something else related to "getting the word out" (maybe even social media). Without communications — also known as media — we'd have no clue about the things going on in the world.

Definitions of communications
  1. noun
    the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
    communications is his major field of study”
    synonyms: communication theory
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