Definitions for conversationˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•ver•sa•tionˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən(n.)
informal spoken interchange of thoughts, information, etc.; oral communication between people.
an instance of this.
an interchange resembling spoken conversation.
the ability to talk socially with others:
a person with no conversation.
association or social intercourse; intimate acquaintance.
Obs. behavior or manner of living. close familiarity, as from constant use or study.
Origin of conversation:
1300–50; ME < L conversātiō society, intercourse =conversā(rī) to associate with (see converse1) +-tiō -tion
the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
conversation(noun)ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən
a talk between two or more people
a conversation about religion; I had an interesting conversation with David.
conversationˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃən
to talk to sb you do not know to be polite
I don't like making conversation.
Interaction; commerce or intercourse with other people; dealing with others.
Behaviour, the way one conducts oneself; a person's way of life.
Expression and exchange of individual ideas through talking with other people; also, a set instance or occasion of such talking.
I had an interesting conversation with Nicolas yesterday about how much he's getting paid.
The back-and-forth play of the blades in a bout.
To engage in conversation (with).
Origin: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.
general course of conduct; behavior
familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance
commerce; intercourse; traffic
colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue
sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation
Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2055
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1202
Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Nouns Frequency: #723
Anagrams of conversation
Translations for conversation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
talk between people
to carry on a conversation.
- مُحادَثَه، حَديثArabic
- conversaPortuguese (BR)
- die UnterhaltungGerman
- samtale; konversationDanish
- συζήτηση, συνομιλίαGreek
- گفتگو؛ صحبتFarsi
- वार्तालाप, संभाषणHindi
- općenje, drugovanje, razgovorCroatian
- samtale, konversasjonNorwegian
- گفتگو؛ صحبتPersian
- konversation, samtalSwedish
- konuşma, sohbetTurkish
- 對話Chinese (Trad.)
- розмова, бесідаUkrainian
- بات چیت، گفتگوUrdu
- hội thoạiVietnamese
- 会话Chinese (Simp.)
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