a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior. personal rapport. information communicated: information transmitted or conveyed. a verbal or written message. a system (as of telephones or computers) for transmitting or exchanging information. a system of routes for moving troops, supplies, and vehicles. personnel engaged in communicating: personnel engaged in transmitting or exchanging information. a technique for expressing ideas effectively (as in speech). the technology of the transmission of information (as by print or telecommunication). an act or instance of transmitting. a connection between bodily parts.