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UK [dɪˈskʌʃ(ə)n] / US noun
Word forms "discussion":
singular discussion plural discussions
1) [countable] a conversation about something, usually something important

Preliminary discussions between the two leaders are now underway.

discussion about/on:

an interesting discussion on Internet censorship

discussion with:

Discussions with management have broken down.

have a discussion:

We need to have a discussion about your school work.

hold discussions (= organize or have formal discussions):

Parents and teachers will be holding discussions next month.

discussions take place:

Discussions about the peace plan took place in Washington last week.

2) [uncountable] the process of talking about something that is important
discussion of:

There should be wider discussion of these issues.

be in discussion with:

They're in discussion with a German company about a possible takeover.

be under discussion (= being discussed):

Proposals for changing the existing system are currently under discussion.

3) [countable] a piece of writing about an important or serious subject
discussion of:

What follows is a discussion of the merits of each method.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • discussion — DISCUSSION. s. fém. Examen, recherche exacte. Une affaire de discussion, de longue discussion. f♛/b] On dit aussi, Faire une discussion de biens, pour dire, Une recherche et vente en Justice des biens d un débiteur. Après discussion faite. Et,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Discussion — Dis*cus sion, n. [L. discussio a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. discussion.] 1. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like. [archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. The act of discussing or exchanging… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discussion 66 — (auch als Buzz Session oder Philipps 66) ist eine Variante des Brainstorming bei der sehr viele Teilnehmer einbezogen werden. Die Zahl 66 ergibt sich aus der Gruppengröße (6 Personen) und dem Zeitraum für das Brainstorming (6 Minuten).… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • discussion — Discussion. s. f. v. Examen, recherche exacte. Une affaire de longue discussion. On dit aussi, Faire une discussion de biens, pour dire, Une recherche & vente en justice des biens d un debiteur. Aprés discussion faite. sans division ni discussion …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • discussion — mid 14c., examination, investigation, judicial trial, from O.Fr. discussion discussion, examination, investigation, legal trial, from L.L. discussionem (nom. discussio) examination, discussion, in classical Latin, a shaking, from discussus, pp.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • discussion — Discussion, f. acut. Est espluchement et examination. Mot appliqué par le François à la practique des contracts, et judiciaire. Ainsi il dit, Sans faire discussion des meubles, ou des biens du chef debteur, Etiamsi rerum mobilium, periculum… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • discussion — [di skush′ən] n. [ME discussioun < LL discussio] the act of discussing; talk or writing in which the pros and cons or various aspects of a subject are considered under discussion being discussed …   English World dictionary

  • Discussion — Discussion, lat. deutsch, Erörterung; discussiv, erörternd; discutiren, erörtern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • discussion — index caucus, conference, confrontation (act of setting face to face), conversation, deliberation, discourse, interview, meeting ( …   Law dictionary

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