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di·a·logueor di·a·log (dī′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
a. A conversation between two or more people.
b. A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.
a. Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative.
b. The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken.
3. A literary work written in the form of a conversation: the dialogues of Plato.
4. Music A composition or passage for two or more parts, suggestive of conversational interplay.
v. di·a·logued, di·a·logu·ing, di·a·logues or di·a·loged or di·a·log·ing or di·a·logs
To express as or in a dialogue: dialogued parts of the story.
To engage in a dialogue.
[Middle English dialog, from Old French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, conversation, from dialegesthai, to discuss; see dialect.]
Usage Note: Although use of the verb dialogue meaning "to engage in an exchange of views" is widespread, the Usage Panel has little affection for it. In our 2009 survey, 80 percent of the Panel rejected the sentence The department was remiss in not trying to dialogue with representatives of the community before hiring new officers. This represents some erosion of the 98 percent who rejected this example in 1988, but resistance is still very strong. A number of Panelists felt moved to comment on the ugliness or awkwardness of the construction.
1. conversation between two or more people
2. an exchange of opinions on a particular subject; discussion
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a particular passage of conversation in a literary or dramatic work
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary composition in the form of a dialogue
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political discussion between representatives of two nations or groups
7. (tr) to put into the form of a dialogue
8. (intr) to take part in a dialogue; converse
[C13: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect]
ˈdiaˌloguer, ˈdiaˌloger n
or di•a•log(ˈdaɪ əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)
n., v. -logued, -logu•ing. n.
1. conversation between two or more persons.
2. the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
3. an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue esp. with a view to reaching an amicable agreement.
4. a literary work in the form of a conversation.v.i.
5. to carry on a dialogue; converse.
6. to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.v.t.
7. to put into the form of a dialogue.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French dïalogue, Latin dialogus < Greek diálogos, n. derivative of dialégesthai to converse]
a frank exchange of ideas, spoken or written, for the purpose of meeting in harmony.See also: Agreement
Past participle: dialogued
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|Noun||1.||dialogue - a conversation between two persons|
|2.||dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction|
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
duologue - a part of the script in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors
|3.||dialogue - a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people; "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"|
|4.||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"|
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
parley - a negotiation between enemies
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
collective bargaining - negotiation between an employer and trade union
horse trading - negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
mediation - a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
1. discussion, talks, conference, negotiations, exchange, debate, chat, confabulation, interlocution He wants to open a dialogue with the protesters.
2. conversation, discussion, communication, discourse, interchange, converse, colloquy, confabulation, duologue, interlocution Those who witnessed their dialogue spoke of high emotion.
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dialogue, (US) dialog
n (all senses) → Dialog m; dialogue box (Comput) → Dialogfeld nt; dialogue coach → Dialogregisseur(in) m(f)
dialogue[ˈdaɪəlɒg] n → dialogo
dialogue(ˈdaiəlog) (American) dialog(ue) noun
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