discussion

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noun dis·cus·sion \di-ˈskə-shən\

Definition of discussion

  1. 1 :  consideration of a question in open and usually informal debate <a heated political discussion>

  2. 2 :  a formal treatment of a topic in speech or writing <A discussion on the topic is included in the first chapter.>

Examples of discussion in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of discussion

see discuss


First Known Use: 1546



DISCUSSION Defined for English Language Learners

discussion

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noun dis·cus·sion \di-ˈskə-shən\

Definition of discussion for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

discussion

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noun dis·cus·sion \di-ˈskə-shən\

Definition of discussion for Students

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



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