What does conversation mean?

Definitions for conversation
ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃəncon·ver·sa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversationnoun

    the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

Wiktionary

  1. conversationnoun

    Interaction; commerce or intercourse with other people; dealing with others.

    Etymology: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

  2. conversationnoun

    Behaviour, the way one conducts oneself; a person's way of life.

    Etymology: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

  3. conversationnoun

    Sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

  4. conversationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

  5. conversationnoun

    The back-and-forth play of the blades in a bout.

    Etymology: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

  6. conversationverb

    To engage in conversation (with).

    Etymology: From conversation, from conversationem, accusative singular of conversatio, from conversor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversationnoun

    general course of conduct; behavior

  2. Conversationnoun

    familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance

  3. Conversationnoun

    commerce; intercourse; traffic

  4. Conversationnoun

    colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue

  5. Conversationnoun

    sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation

Freebase

  1. 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. conversation

    The ability to talk socially with others.

    The art of conversation is speaking and listening.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  
  2. conversation

    To share expression through the voice, speech, language, words, text or a form of communication.

    They love to have a conversation as they love each other very much.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2055

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1202

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conversation' in Nouns Frequency: #723

How to pronounce conversation?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conversation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conversation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of conversation in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Super:

    I think this has brought this almost unavoidable conversation into public space, something we don't talk about as a community is the pervasive nature of sexual violence. Her( Hodges) speaking up forces our community to face that this happens and can happen to anybody.

  2. Larry Noble:

    In his comments, Rosendale references a conversation he had with Chris Cox in which he was told that The NRA would be involved in his race, if the The NRA and Rosendale's campaign discussed the content, issues or strategy involving the ads, or if Cox approved of the NRA's ad campaign, the money spent by the NRA-ILA in coordination with Rosendale could constitute an illegal contribution to Both Rosendale campaign.

  3. Jonathan Swift:

    One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid.

  4. Jennifer Petriglieri:

    Have a more general conversation about concerns : what are you worried about vis-à-vis work -- your partner seeing you work being one of those -- and why you worry about them.

  5. Stephen Curry:

    Maybe two games ago it became a real conversation in the locker room, now that we're at 15 let's get 16.

Images & Illustrations of conversation

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