negotiation

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noun ne·go·ti·a·tion \ni-ˌgō-shē-ˈā-shən, ÷-sē-\

Definition of negotiation

  1. :  the action or process of negotiating or being negotiated —often used in plural Negotiations between the two governments have failed to produce an agreement.

Examples of negotiation in a Sentence

  1. We need a negotiation between the townspeople and mayor over the site of the new library.

  2. She is skilled at negotiation.

  3. The college president was against any negotiation with the students.

Recent Examples of negotiation from the Web

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15th Century

First Known Use of negotiation

15th century



NEGOTIATION Defined for English Language Learners

negotiation

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Definition of negotiation for English Language Learners

  • : a formal discussion between people who are trying to reach an agreement : an act of negotiating


NEGOTIATION Defined for Kids

negotiation

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noun ne·go·ti·a·tion \ni-ˌgō-shē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of negotiation for Students

  1. :  the act or process of having a discussion in order to reach an agreement



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