|Abstract Word||Words that refer to ideas or concepts that are removed from material reality.|
|Axiology||A part of worldview; refers to an individual or group’s value system.|
|Channel||The means through which the message travels.|
|Communicator||The people in the interaction or speech setting who encode and decode messages simultaneously.|
|Concrete Word||A word that describes a tangible object that can be perceived through the senses.|
|Context||The communication rules that govern different physical settings and/or different types of relationships.|
|Cosmology||A part of worldview; refers to the way individuals and groups see themselves in relation to other people and their view of their place in the universe.|
|Cultural Noise||Differences in worldview that cause message interference.|
|Decoding||The process of listening to words and interpreting the words so they are associated with a mental image.|
|Encoding||The process of taking a mental image, associating the image with words, and then speaking those words.|
|Epistemology||A part of worldview; refers to the way an individual or group acquires knowledge or what counts as knowledge.|
|Listening||The psychological process of interpreting and making sense of the messages we receive.|
|Message||The words, nonverbal behavior, or other signals transmitted from one person to another.|
|Noise||Anything that interferes with the message transmission or the encoding and decoding process.|
|Nonverbal Behavior||All of the messages we send — except for the words we say. Can include appearance, eye behavior, kinesics (body movement), proxemics (use of space), touch, time, and smell.|
|Norms||The verbal and nonverbal rules (usually unspoken) that govern communicative behavior.|
|Ontology||A part of worldview; refers to an individual’s or group’s belief system.|
|Praxeology||A part of worldview; refers to the way an individual or group goes about tasks or solving problems.|
|Psychological Noise||Message interference that results from disturbed or excited mental states.|
|Physiological Noise||Message interference that results from bodily discomfort.|
|Physical Noise||Message interference that results when the noise level (as measured in decibels) makes it difficult to hear a message.|
|Public Speaking||The act of delivering a speech in front of a live audience.|
|Worldview||The overall framework through which an individual sees, thinks about, and interprets the world and interacts with it.|
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