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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negotiation, dialogue, talks(noun)

    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"

  2. negotiation(noun)

    the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms


  1. negotiation(Noun)

    The process of achieving agreement through discussion.

  2. Origin: From négociation, from negotiatio, from negotiari; see negotiate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negotiation(noun)

    the act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc

  2. Negotiation(noun)

    hence, mercantile business; trading

  3. Negotiation(noun)

    the transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations at Ghent

  4. Origin: [L. negotiatio: cf. F. ngociation.]


  1. Negotiation

    Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties, intended to reach an understanding, resolve point of difference, or gain advantage in outcome of dialogue, to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage, to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests of two people/parties involved in negotiation process. Negotiation is a process where each party involved in negotiating tries to gain an advantage for themselves by the end of the process. Negotiation is intended to aim at compromise. Negotiation occurs in business, non-profit organizations, government branches, legal proceedings, among nations and in personal situations such as marriage, divorce, parenting, and everyday life. The study of the subject is called negotiation theory. Professional negotiators are often specialized, such as union negotiators, leverage buyout negotiators, peace negotiators, hostage negotiators, or may work under other titles, such as diplomats, legislators or brokers.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'negotiation' in Nouns Frequency: #946

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