1. Communication in which the main focus is on phatic functions, social context, and/or interpersonal relations. Variously contrasted with task-oriented communication or sender-oriented communication. Compare socio-oriented communication.
2. Discourse which is heavy in contextual information: see also high-context.
3. The primary communication style favoured in collectivistic cultures.
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