noun dis·cus·sion \di-ˈskə-shən\

: the act of talking about something with another person or a group of people : a conversation about something

: a speech or piece of writing that gives information, ideas, opinions, etc., about something

Full Definition of DISCUSSION

:  consideration of a question in open and usually informal debate
:  a formal treatment of a topic in speech or writing

Examples of DISCUSSION

  1. The class was involved in a heated discussion about politics.
  2. I hope to have a discussion with them about the matter soon.
  3. After much discussion of the plan, the idea was rejected entirely.
  4. During the period under discussion, the town grew in size.
  5. The smoking ban is a major topic of discussion these days.
  6. The article is an in-depth discussion of his theories.
  7. The first chapter includes a discussion of childcare issues.

First Known Use of DISCUSSION

14th century

Rhymes with DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION Defined for Kids


noun dis·cus·sion \di-ˈskə-shən\

Definition of DISCUSSION for Kids

:  conversation for the purpose of understanding or debating a question or subject


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