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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 ?
The discussions of the authors' works should sometimes, at least, be made by the student in writing, sometimes after a day or two of preliminary oral discussion in class.
Other figures, such as the dog in the second, third, and fourth books, or the marriage of the portionless maiden in the sixth book, or the drones and wasps in the eighth and ninth books, also form links of connection in long passages, or are used to recall previous discussions.
On this subject we had long and animated discussions -- he maintaining the utter groundlessness of faith in such matters, -- I contending that a popular sentiment arising with absolute spontaneity- that is to say, without apparent traces of suggestion -- had in itself the unmistakable elements of truth, and was entitled to as much respect as that intuition which is the idiosyncrasy of the individual man of genius.
Circulation was impeded, and everywhere disputes, discussions, and financial transactions were going on.
The jurisdiction of her several courts, general and local, of law, of equity, of admiralty, etc., is not less a source of frequent and intricate discussions, sufficiently denoting the indeterminate limits by which they are respectively circumscribed.
No visitors were allowed, while it was the Philomath's policy to permit none of its discussions to get into the papers.
The society's weekly discussions were now the old lawyer's main interest in life.
With such profound faith as Joe felt in the doctor, it is not to be wondered at that incessant discussions sprang up between him and Kennedy, without any lack of respect to the latter, however.
During all these discussions Pfuel and his interpreter, Wolzogen
The point in discussion was the question then in vogue: Is there a line to be drawn between psychological and physiological phenomena in man?
The plan offered to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits, and of views, passions and prejudices little favorable to the discovery of truth.
This fine comparison has reference to Fred Vincy, who on that evening at Lowick Parsonage heard a lively discussion among the ladies on the news which their old servant had got from Tantripp concerning Mr.