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  1. Negotiations

    Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties to reach the desired outcome regarding one or more issues of conflict. It is an interaction between entities who aspire to agree on matters of mutual interest. The agreement can be beneficial for all or some of the parties involved. The negotiators should establish their own needs and wants while also seeking to understand the wants and needs of others involved to increase their chances of closing deals, avoiding conflicts, forming relationships with other parties, or maximizing mutual gains.The goal of negotiation is to resolve points of difference, gain an advantage for an individual or collective, or craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. Distributive negotiations, or compromises, are conducted by putting forward a position and making concessions to achieve an agreement. The degree to which the negotiating parties trust each other to implement the negotiated solution is a major factor in determining the success of a negotiation. People negotiate daily, often without considering it a negotiation. Negotiations may occur in organizations, including businesses, non-profits, and governments, as well as in sales and legal proceedings, and personal situations such as marriage, divorce, parenting, friendship, etc. Professional negotiators are often specialized. Examples of professional negotiators include union negotiators, leverage buyout negotiators, peace negotiators, and hostage negotiators. They may also work under other titles, such as diplomats, legislators, or brokers. Negotiations may also be conducted by algorithms or machines in what is known as automated negotiation. In automated negotiation, the participants and process have to be modeled correctly.

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  1. negotiationsnoun

    Plural noun of negotiation.

    Negotiations started in February to create an inclusive government that reflected the will of the people of the country and they are expected to last as long as they are needed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2016  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'negotiations' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2766

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    Rank popularity for the word 'negotiations' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3739

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negotiations in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negotiations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of negotiations in a Sentence

  1. Steve Scalise:

    Whether or not the president submits a formal proposal, he has been having good-faith negotiations and conversations with a number of senators from both parties, i'm not sure ... ultimately if they're going to get an agreement, but they are having some good-faith negotiations.

  2. Mike Pence:

    The president believes we're in a very strong position, we could put more tariffs on if we're not able to reach an agreement. The manner in which tariffs would come off is going to be a part of the enforcement mechanism and all of that is the subject of negotiations as we talk.

  3. Khin Zaw:

    Negotiations, talks, discussion and deals are not in Aung San Suu Kyi's DNA, suu Kyi stonewalled everything that came from the military.

  4. Isa Saharkhiz:

    There is no doubt that nuclear negotiations started when Khamenei gave the green light and he was regularly briefed on all the details, but Khamenei has supporters inside Iran and outside who are asking what will happen to the Islamic Republic’s anti-American policies. This hampers Khamenei’s ability to maneuver.

  5. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    We can call those signals that we hear at the negotiations positive, but those signals don’t silence the explosions of Russian shells.

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