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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bargainingnoun

    the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement


  1. bargaining

    Bargaining is a negotiation process between two or more parties where each aims to reach an agreement that suits their interests, needs, or desires, often involving adjustments of certain terms such as price, conditions, or deadlines. This can take place in various contexts, such as business transactions, diplomatic negotiations, legal settlements, or everyday personal interactions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bargaining

    of Bargain


  1. Bargaining

    Bargaining or haggling is a type of negotiation in which the buyer and seller of a good or service dispute the price which will be paid and the exact nature of the transaction that will take place, and eventually come to an agreement. Bargaining is an alternative pricing strategy to fixed prices. Optimally, if it costs the retailer nothing to engage and allow bargaining, he can divine the buyer's willingness to spend. It allows for capturing more consumer surplus as it allows price discrimination, a process whereby a seller can charge a higher price to one buyer who is more eager. Haggling has largely disappeared in parts of the world where the cost to haggle exceeds the gain to retailers for most common retail items. However, for expensive goods sold to uninformed buyers such as automobiles, bargaining can remain commonplace. Dickering refers to the same process, albeit with a slight negative connotation. Bargaining is also the name chosen for the 3rd stage of the Kübler-Ross model, even though it has nothing to do with price negotiations.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'bargaining' in Nouns Frequency: #2657

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bargaining in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bargaining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bargaining in a Sentence

  1. The NFL:

    The union's claim is that this new policy, imposed by the NFL's governing body without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights.

  2. Andrea Leadsom:

    I firmly believe all European countries are democratically elected, political institutions who will not either act in an illegal or in an unfair way. They will take pragmatic decisions that are in the interest of their people and our people, again, democratically elected European parliaments will take pragmatic decisions about what's in their interest and they will choose to give tariff-free access to the UK. That will not be, I don't think, a bargaining chip around free movement.

  3. Billy Thompson:

    The USW is absolutely committed to resolving the remaining issues at the bargaining table.

  4. Judith McMullen:

    There is less legal support for it, less social support for it and it's not a big bargaining chip.

  5. Unifor National President Jerry Dias:

    It doesn't make any sense to go into bargaining if we don't know what the finish line is, we need to understand what it is we're chasing.

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