Peter Harder
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In the widest sense, the noun communication and the verb from which it is derived cover virtually any form of interaction between objects, as in lines of communication and communicating vessels, senses which directly reflect the Latin root communis, ‘common’ or ‘shared’. However, the core area (which is the one that constitutes a coherent subject of interest) is the type of interaction which prototypically involves the transmission of messages between individuals acting consciously and intentionally for that end.

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