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    Communication/communications

    Hello
    I would like to know when to use the word communications vs communications, for instance, should I say communication product or communications product? Are both correct, with a different meaning ?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Communication/communications

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello
    I would like to know when to use the word communications vs communications, for instance, should I say communication product or communications product? Are both correct, with a different meaning ?
    Thank you!
    The more sophisticated it gets, the more it should be called a "communications product". A simple intercom or walkie-talkie might be called a "communication product".

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    Re: Communication/communications

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The more sophisticated it gets, the more it should be called a "communications product". A simple intercom or walkie-talkie might be called a "communication product".
    And it's not just the sophistication of the products themselves. An instance of communication might be called 'a communication' (a letter, an e-mail, a phone-call, a conversation...), but once you have a system then it's plural: He's in charge of the company's communications systems.

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