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Communication was the means of establishing a connection or transferring information from one being or mechanism to another, specifically, the ability to "[respond] to visual and auditory stimuli." (DS9: "Emissary") The study of communication was known as communications.

To the Organians, "[t]alking is a limited form of communication for us." (ENT: "Observer Effect") Likewise, according to the Bajoran Prophets, "[l]inguistic communication is tiresome." (DS9: "Prophet Motive")

When the USS Enterprise-D became entrapped in a cluster of two-dimensional beings, the crew attempted to "isolate any signal patterns" from it in order to establish "a basis for communication." (TNG: "The Loss")

When tasked with the mission of establishing contact with the "incomprehensible" Tamarians, Captain Jean-Luc Picard approached the challenge optimistically, stating, "[i]n my experience, communication is a matter of patience, imagination." (TNG: "Darmok")

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