communication theory

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communication theory:

see information theoryinformation theory
or communication theory,
mathematical theory formulated principally by the American scientist Claude E. Shannon to explain aspects and problems of information and communication.
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communication theory

[kə‚myü·nə′kā·shən ‚thē·ə·rē]
The mathematical theory of the communication of information from one point to another.
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