Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
If you have a discussion with someone, you have a serious conversation with them.
You say that you have a discussion about something or a discussion on something.
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.
|Noun||1.||discussion - 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"
|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"
panel discussion - discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
public discussion, ventilation - free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
we had a long discussion about it → hablamos largo y tendido de ello, tuvimos una larga discusión sobre ello
to come up for discussion → someterse a discusión
it is under discussion → se está discutiendo