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The Communication Process 101

The Communication Process 101

Author: Craig Coletta

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

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  • Communication

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

  • Information

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

  • Message

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

  • Sender

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

  • Receiver

    In communication, the person receiving information from another.

  • Symbol

    A representation of a concept in a tangible form.

  • Code

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

  • Filter

    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.

  • Confirmation Message

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