Definition – paracommunication

paracommunication:

(f. ancient Gr. παρά-, ‘by the side of, beside’, and L. commūnicātiōn-em)
n. (often used in plural and in companionship) Communication over short distances, esp. by aerial and tactile means such as by conversation, caressing, or amorous whispering; (usu. in pl.) the branch of Human Sciences concerned with this. Also concr., a means or channel of such communication. Freq. attrib., esp. in pl.

See abbreviations and telecommunication on the OED.

 

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