Definitions for Discussiondɪˈskʌʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•cus•siondɪˈskʌʃ ən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of discussing; consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc.; informal debate.

Origin of discussion:

1300–50; ME < AF < LL discussiō inquiry, examination, L: a shaking. See discuss , -tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. discussion, treatment, discourse(noun)

    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"

  2. discussion, give-and-take, word(noun)

    an exchange of views on some topic

    "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. discussion(noun)ɪˈskʌʃ ən

    the act of discussing sth

    They had a discussion about his plans.; a discussion with the principal; discussions on global warming

  2. discussionɪˈskʌʃ ən

    being discussed

    The proposal to build is under discussion.


  1. discussion(Noun)

    Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.

  2. discussion(Noun)

    Text giving further detail on a subject.

    Under each heading, you will find a discussion section.

  3. Origin: From discussion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discussion(noun)

    the act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like

  2. Discussion(noun)

    the act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discussion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1220

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discussion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1265

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discussion' in Nouns Frequency: #379

Translations for Discussion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(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.

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