discussion

noun
dis·​cus·​sion | \ di-ˈskə-shən \

Definition of discussion

1 : consideration of a question in open and usually informal debate a heated political discussion
2 : a formal treatment of a topic in speech or writing A discussion on the topic is included in the first chapter.

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Examples of discussion in a Sentence

The class was involved in a heated discussion about politics. I hope to have a discussion with them about the matter soon. After much discussion of the plan, the idea was rejected entirely. During the period under discussion, the town grew in size. The smoking ban is a major topic of discussion these days. The article is an in-depth discussion of his theories. The first chapter includes a discussion of childcare issues.
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That brings us to the gang’s discussion about one helluva CES. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "The Full Nerd ep. 81: GeForce RTX 2060 review, 3rd-gen Ryzen, and CES wrap-up," 15 Jan. 2019 The program garnered millions of viewers and prompted ongoing discussion on social media. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Apologizes for Working with R. Kelly and Supports His Accusers," 10 Jan. 2019 Luna: During credit card debt discussions, student loan debt topic came up as well. Marie Claire, "A California Couple, a Blowout Wedding, and 2 Paychecks," 10 Jan. 2019 Hybrids, BEVs, PHEVs, and even a FCEV Previous SlideNext Slide These are the vehicles that most interest us here at Ars—and many of you, too, judging by the (often unnecessarily rude) comments in some of the discussion threads. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2018 Cars Technica cars and SUVs of the year," 30 Dec. 2018 Each side typically also brings legal counsel to lead the discussions. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "As digital media companies brace for change, unions try to cushion the blow," 26 Dec. 2018 Your tire pressures will remain more constant, saving you a bit in fuel and tire-maintenance costs How is water relevant to a nitrogen discussion? Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Should You Really Put Nitrogen in Your Car Tires?," 19 Dec. 2018 In April, Scott skipped a Trump round-table discussion of the tax-cut package in South Florida, heading out of state to raise money for his Senate campaign instead. Washington Post, "In Senate race, Florida governor in balancing act with Trump," 13 July 2018 This is not a discussion of which movie is better (though Braveheart has better pacing and dramatic payoff). Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "'Outlaw King' vs. 'Braveheart': Which Movie Gets Scotland Right?," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of discussion

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for discussion

see discuss

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discussion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of discussion

: 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

discussion

noun
dis·​cus·​sion | \ di-ˈskə-shən \

Kids Definition of discussion

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

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