Communication is a social process that requires the participation of two or more persons. It involves the human ability to use abstract concepts in order to affect the actions and thinking of other individuals.
Bosco, F. M., & Angeleri, R. (2010). Communication. In L. Cummings (Ed.), The pragmatics encyclopedia. London, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from http://proxy.devry.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/routpragmatics/communication/0?institutionId=2985
Technical communication is a broad field and includes any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:
Society for Technical Communication (2017). Defining technical communication. Retrieved from https://www.stc.org/about-stc/defining-technical-communication/
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