Glossary of Education
- Metacommunication System
- Any system that conveys concepts or ideas between individuals without relying solely on spoken or written language. Nonverbal communication (such as body language) and cultural signifiers are examples of metacommunications systems. On its own, metacommunication refers to communication that conveys an explicit idea, and simultaneously conveys something about the communication itself. E.g.: the phrase, "We need to be more open with one another."