Definitions for diplomacydɪˈploʊ mə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•plo•ma•cydɪˈploʊ mə si(n.)

  1. the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.

    Category: Government

  2. the art or science of conducting such negotiations.

    Category: Government

  3. skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is little or no ill will; tact.

Origin of diplomacy:

1790–1800; < F diplomatie (with t pronounced as s)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations(noun)

    negotiation between nations

  2. delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)

    subtly skillful handling of a situation

  3. statesmanship, statecraft, diplomacy(noun)

    wisdom in the management of public affairs

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diplomacy(noun)ɪˈploʊ mə si

    the profession of dealing with relationships between governments

    a career in diplomacy

  2. diplomacyɪˈploʊ mə si

    ≠ tactlessness

    tact and diplomacy

Wiktionary

  1. diplomacy(Noun)

    The art and practice of conducting international relations by negotiating alliances, treaties, agreements etc., bilaterally or multilaterally, between states and sometimes international organisms, or even between policies with varying status, such as those of monarchs and their princely vassals

    National diplomacy typically deploys its dexterity to secure advantage for one's nation.

  2. diplomacy(Noun)

    Tact and subtle skill in dealing with people so as to avoid or settle hostility.

  3. Origin: From diplomatie, from as if *, from diploma; see diploma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diplomacy(noun)

    the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed

  2. Diplomacy(noun)

    dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact

  3. Diplomacy(noun)

    the body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the diplomatic body

Freebase

  1. Diplomacy

    Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states. It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peace-making, trade, war, economics, culture, environment, and human rights. International treaties are usually negotiated by diplomats prior to endorsement by national politicians. In an informal or social sense, diplomacy is the employment of tact to gain strategic advantage or to find mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge, one set of tools being the phrasing of statements in a non-confrontational, or polite manner. The scholarly discipline of diplomatics, dealing with the study of old documents, derives its name from the same source, but its modern meaning is quite distinct from the activity of diplomacy.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. diplomacy

    An endeavor to side-step Nemesis.


Translations for diplomacy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

diplomacy(noun)

the business of making agreements, treaties etc between countries; the business of looking after the affairs of one's country etc in a foreign country.

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