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communications channel

General Management

methods by which people communicate a medium through which a message is passed in the process of communication. Communications channels include the spoken, written, and printed word, and electronic or computer-based media such as radio and television, telephones, videoconferencing, and e-mail. The most effective channel for a specific message depends on the nature of the message and the audience to be reached, as well as the context in which the message is to be transmitted.

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Definitions of ’communications channel’ and meaning of ’communications channel’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’communications channel’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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