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1. Transmittable between persons or species; contagious: communicable diseases.
2. Readily communicated: communicable ideas.
3. Talkative.

com·mu′ni·ca·bil′i·ty, com·mu′ni·ca·ble·ness n.
com·mu′ni·ca·bly adv.


[kəˌmjuːnɪkəˈbɪlɪtɪ] ncomunicabilità
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For Solmi, the more a poet talks to himself, the more he is talking to others, and that "extreme intimacy coincides with the utmost communicability.
It may be argued that literacy, tied to a standard dialect and promulgated through deliberately selective literacy practices in schools, is a good thing, permitting, in principle, the wider transmission of messages and the widest communicability (O'Neal in Collins, 1991, p.
The poem, that is, is predicated on the communicability of life in the forest, its interlocutors occupying a position between the forest and society, and so integrating the way of chance and risk with the ways of conventional society.
The human being, for us, is most profoundly a communicable creature, and communicability, not consciousness is what mediates .
There, his emphasis on the communicability of language posits the poem as a vehicle, but this formulation is clearly prior to the investiture of poetry with a programme of cultural nationalism.
A pilot study which involved ten injured workers attending a medical assessment in a regional Hospital on the Hong Kong Island, was conducted to test the practicability and communicability of the questionnaire.
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The period of communicability is longer as fleas remain infective for months under suitable conditions of temperature and humidity and pneumonic plague is highly communicable under conditions such as overcrowding and lack of proper hygiene which facilitate transmission.
One great way to ensure this communicability is to create an online marketing demo using Flash or Video, notes Diamond, whose company Digital Media Works, Inc.
In terms of communicability, how readily a disease is transferred, on a scale of 1 to 10, this would be a 11.
Clarity is the fundamental communicability of form, which is made actual in relation to someone's looking at or seeing of the object.
After arguing that the touchstone of communicability is not as adequate to the nature of moral faith as the touchstone of betting, I will show how Kant's account of Job's character confirms this interpretation.