What does discussion mean?

Definitions for discussion
dɪˈskʌʃ əndis·cus·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discussion, treatment, discoursenoun

    an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

    "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

  2. discussion, give-and-take, wordnoun

    an exchange of views on some topic

    "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"

Wiktionary

  1. discussionnoun

    Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.

  2. discussionnoun

    Text giving further detail on a subject.

    Under each heading, you will find a discussion section.

  3. Etymology: From discussion.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Discussionnoun

    Etymology: from discuss.

    Truth cannot be found without some labour and intention of the mind, and the thoughts dwelling a considerable time upon the survey and discussion of each particular. South.

    Various discussions tear our heated brain:
    Opinions often turn; still doubts remain;
    And who indulges thought, increases pain. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discussionnoun

    the act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like

  2. Discussionnoun

    the act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation

  3. Etymology: [L. discussio a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. discussion.]

Editors Contribution

  1. discussion

    To talk or speak to create an agreement.

    We had a beautiful and simple discussion about our wedding and are so looking forward with joyful anticipation.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discussion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1220

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discussion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1265

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discussion' in Nouns Frequency: #379

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discussion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discussion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of discussion in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Myers:

    This is the first time there's ever been a serious discussion with a commitment from the highest levels of government to tackle tobacco in a way that is transformative, it will transform public health in the United States and literally do more to reduce cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease than any other set of actions the government could take.

  2. Dana Rohrabacher:

    By going into the building, they gave the left the ability to direct the discussion of what was going on in a way that was harmful to the things we believe in.

  3. Ken Russell:

    The meetings shouldn't have happened in the first place, an open-ended discussion on what should be a carefully investigated accusation can only put the city at exposure.

  4. David Rodgers:

    A lot has changed since the IPO: crop prices dropped, there's a discussion of tariffs, and the capital markets haven't been as supportive, you would need to see some cash flow growth and dividend growth to give confidence to investors that the business is on the right path and is healthy.

  5. Sunday Cruz:

    I think it's very important to have a public discussion about why we're denying our soldiers the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

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