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dis·cus·sion

 (dĭ-skŭsh′ən)
n.
1. Consideration of a subject by a group; an earnest conversation.
2. A formal discourse on a topic; an exposition.

discussion

(dɪˈskʌʃən)
n
the examination or consideration of a matter in speech or writing
disˈcussional adj

dis•cus•sion

(dɪˈskʌʃ ən)

n.
an act or instance of discussing; consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc.; informal debate.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin discussiō inquiry, examination, Latin: a shaking. See discuss, -tion]
dis•cus′sion•al, adj.

discussion

argument
1. 'discussion'

If you have a discussion with someone, you have a serious conversation with them.

After the lecture there was a lively discussion.

You say that you have a discussion about something or a discussion on something.

We had long discussions about our future plans.
We're having a discussion on nuclear power.
2. 'argument'

Don't use discussion to refer to a disagreement between people, especially one that results in them shouting angrily at each other. This kind of disagreement is usually called an argument.

We had a terrible argument, and now she won't talk to me.
I said no, and we got into a big argument over it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discussion - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topicdiscussion - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
detail - extended treatment of particulars; "the essay contained too much detail"
dilation - a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
consideration - a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"
talk - discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
elaboration, enlargement, expansion - a discussion that provides additional information
2.discussion - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
argumentation, debate, argument - a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
deliberation - (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury"
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
panel discussion - discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
postmortem, post-mortem - discussion of an event after it has occurred
public discussion, ventilation - free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
negotiation, talks, dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"

discussion

noun
2. examination, investigation, analysis, scrutiny, dissection For a discussion of biology and sexual politics, see chapter 4.
Quotations
"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should be not victory, but progress" [Joseph Joubert Pensées]

discussion

noun
1. An exchanging of views:
Slang: rap.
2. A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.
Translations
مُنَاقَشَةمُناقَشَه، مُباحَثَه، نِقاش
diskusediskuzejednání
diskussiondebat
arutlus
keskustelu
raspravadiskusijaraspra
megbeszélésvita
umræîur
討議
토론
debates
diskusia
razprava
diskussion
maneno
การปรึกษาหารือ
дискусіярозмова
sự thảo luận

discussion

[dɪsˈkʌʃən]
A. Ndiscusión f
we had a long discussion about ithablamos largo y tendido de ello, tuvimos una larga discusión sobre ello
to come up for discussionsometerse a discusión
it is under discussionse está discutiendo
B. CPD discussion document Nproposición f (para el debate)
discussion group Ncoloquio m
discussion paper N = discussion document

discussion

[dɪˈskʌʃən] ndiscussion f
under discussion → en discussiondiscussion group ngroupe m de discussion

discussion

nDiskussion f (→ of, about über +acc); (= meeting)Besprechung f; after much or a lot of discussionnach langen Diskussionen; to be under discussionzur Diskussion stehen; that is still under discussiondas ist noch in der Diskussion; open to discussionzur Diskussion gestellt; a subject for discussionein Diskussionsthema nt; to come up for discussionzur Diskussion gestellt werden; discussion document or paperDiskussionspapier nt; discussion groupDiskussionsgruppe f

discussion

[dɪsˈkʌʃn] ndiscussione f; (meeting) → colloquio, dibattito
it's still under discussion (plan, policy) → non è ancora definitivo

discuss

(diˈskas) verb
to talk about. We had a meeting to discuss our plans for the future.
diˈscussion (-ʃən) noun
(an act of) talking about something. I think there has been too much discussion of this subject; Discussions between the heads of state took place in strict security.

to discuss (not discuss about) a problem.

discussion

مُنَاقَشَة diskuse diskussion Diskussion συζήτηση deliberación, discusión keskustelu discussion rasprava discussione 討議 토론 discussie diskusjon dyskusja discussão обсуждение diskussion การปรึกษาหารือ konuşma sự thảo luận 讨论

discussion

n. discusión, debate, argumento.
References in classic literature ?
A long discussion followed, and everyone came out surprising, for everyone did her best.
In the hotel office the proprietor and two traveling men were engaged in a discussion of politics.
Heyward, perceiving that the stubborn adherence of the scout to the cause of his friends the Delawares, or Mohicans, for they were branches of the same numerous people, was likely to prolong a useless discussion, changed the subject.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
cried the lieutenant-governor, who had overheard the foregoing discussion, and felt himself high enough in station to play a little with his dignity.
There he used to sit, gazing with a somewhat dim serenity of aspect at the figures that came and went, amid the rustle of papers, the administering of oaths, the discussion of business, and the casual talk of the office; all which sounds and circumstances seemed but indistinctly to impress his senses, and hardly to make their way into his inner sphere of contemplation.
Grose; the rigor with which I kept my pupils in sight making it often difficult to meet her privately, and the more as we each felt the importance of not provoking--on the part of the servants quite as much as on that of the children--any suspicion of a secret flurry or that of a discussion of mysteries.
These last were to be driven into the walls of the kitchen and the bedrooms, to hang things on; and there was a family discussion as to the place where each one was to be driven.
Shelby, after their protracted discussion of the night before, did not readily sink to repose, and, in consequence, slept somewhat later than usual, the ensuing morning.
The discussion warmed into a dispute; the dispute warmed into a quarrel.
Soon Justice Robinson arrived with more congratulations, and there was a new reading and a new discussion.
These meeting-places furnished ample ground for the discussion of current events as viewed by the mas- culine eye, while choir rehearsals, sewing societies, reading circles, church picnics, and the like, gave opportunity for the expression of feminine opinion.