What does negotiation mean?

Definitions for negotiationnɪˌgoʊ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -si-

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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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negotiation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negotiation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Francis Kennedy:

    If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation-and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress.

  2. State John Kerry:

    I would urge everybody to use time to advantage and to move. Because as with any negotiation, they cannot be open-ended, i encourage movement, and the United States will absolutely do its part.

  3. Bala Garba:

    Gambia's government will not tolerate any negotiation on the issue of homosexuality with the EU or any international block or nation, we are no longer going to entertain any dialogue with the EU either directly or through sub-regional, regional and international blocks to which we are members.

  4. John Kerry:

    Let me say that Russia has made constructive moves in the last days, there are some indications that whether it is the line of control negotiation or the calm that is, in fact, in place in a number of places, the withdrawal of certain people, there are signs of constructive choices. And that can only be helpful, hopefully.

  5. David Cameron:

    I will negotiate a cut to EU migration and make welfare reform an absolute requirement in renegotiation, if I succeed in the negotiation that I am going to undertake, I will, as I have said, campaign to keep this country in a reformed EU. (But) if our concerns fall on deaf ears and we cannot put our relationship with the EU on a better footing, then of course I rule nothing out.

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