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The Communication Process 101

The Communication Process 101

Author: Julie Tietz

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand the general process underlying communication.

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Terms to Know

A set of symbols with consistent meanings used to hold and convey information.


The process of moving information from person to person using symbolic codes.

Confirmation Message

A message sent by receiver to sender indicating that a message has been received and indicating how the message has been interpreted.


A factor that can prevent a message from being received or cause it to be received or interpreted in a way other than the one meant by the sender.


A sequence of symbols that can be interpreted as a message.


A "packet" of information which has been encoded and is moved from sender to receiver.


In communication, the person receiving information from another.


In communication, the person moving information from him or herself to another.


A representation of a concept in a tangible form.