mediated communication

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1. Often a synonym for mass communication through the mass media, as distinguished from interpersonal communication.

2. Interpersonal communication using a technological medium of communication such as a telephone (see also computer-mediated communication).

3. All forms of deliberate communication other than direct face-to-face interaction based on speech or sign-language.

4. Indirect interpersonal communication through a third party: see also J-curve; two-step flow.

5. Most radically, the mediatedness of all human communication (in the sense that communication always involves a medium, including the medium of language or body language).

Subjects: Media Studies.

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