What does conversation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conversation(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. conversation(Noun)

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

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

  2. conversation(Noun)

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

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

  3. conversation(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

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

  4. conversation(Noun)

    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. conversation(Noun)

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

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

  6. conversation(Verb)

    To engage in conversation (with).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conversation(noun)

    general course of conduct; behavior

  2. Conversation(noun)

    familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance

  3. Conversation(noun)

    commerce; intercourse; traffic

  4. Conversation(noun)

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

  5. Conversation(noun)

    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  

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say conversation in sign language?

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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. Bruce Burton:

    For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, busineswise?

  2. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We'll have to see if Republicans are also committed to that kind of serious conversation, maybe they won't be, and if they aren't, then maybe it will be a shorter-than-expected meeting.

  3. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    There’s a message from him, a voicemail, ‘I was blown away and will you call me?’ He calls again during dinner, we had a half-hour conversation. ‘Will you forgive me, Kathie, please? I’m doing some hard work on my life. I know I hurt you. I’m so sorry and I need to ask you to forgive me.’.

  4. Kaiser Permanente:

    We offer our sincere condolences, we use video technology as an appropriate enhancement to the care team, and a way to bring additional consultative expertise to the bedside. Gaskill-Hames added the machine visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits. She says it did not replace previous conversations with patients and family members. The use of the term robot is inaccurate and inappropriate, she exclaimed. This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the purpose and function of the technology. It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members. According to Wilharm, the medical staff told herthe robot is.

  5. Rob Crozier:

    It's encouraging that random strangers stop to talk, to give advice, to give hope, and opportunity by having a conversation.

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