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.

Wikipedia

  1. discussion

    Conversation is interactive communication between two or more people. The development of conversational skills and etiquette is an important part of socialization. The development of conversational skills in a new language is a frequent focus of language teaching and learning. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.

ChatGPT

  1. discussion

    A discussion is a detailed conversation or dialogue between two or more individuals or groups on a particular topic or subject, often with the aim of reaching an agreement or sharing different perspectives or ideas. It can be formal or informal and can occur in various settings, such as meetings, forums, academic settings, or casual gatherings. A discussion usually involves active listening and thoughtful responses.

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. John Cornyn:

    No, that's a discussion in progress. No decisions were made.

  2. Don Forgeron:

    This means limiting or ending the practice of building in areas deemed high risk by flood mapping and having a hard discussion about where to build in areas that are close to our boreal forests.

  3. Felix Klein:

    I don't want to say the AfD is anti-Semitic, per se, but it tolerates representatives who are demanding a new policy of remembrance, they initiated this discussion about drawing a line (under the Holocaust) and that is very dangerous because it helps make anti-Semitism presentable again.

  4. Douglas Holtz-Eakin:

    It is hard to have this discussion now that we've had a terrible economic tragedy, a terrible public health tragedy, but when you do immigration reform it should be what do you want to the rules of the road to be for the next 20 years. You don't want to do this every year.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    The discussion from day to day can be confusing for all of us to follow.

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