Definitions for: Discussion


[n] 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"
[n] an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination
by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.

The liberty of discussion is the great safeguard of
all other liberties. --Macaulay.

Discussion of a problem or an equation (Math.), the
operation of assigning different reasonable values to the
arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result. --Math.
Dict.

Synonyms: discourse, give-and-take, treatment, word

See Also: argument, argumentation, communicating, communication, conference, consideration, debate, deliberation, detail, dialogue, dilation, elaboration, enlargement, expansion, group discussion, language, negotiation, oral communication, panel discussion, postmortem, public discussion, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, talk, talks, ventilation, voice communication

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