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Meaning of discussion by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Old French discussion .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪsˈkʌʃən/, /dɪsˈkʊʃən/
    • ( US ) IPA: /dɪˈskʌʃən/


    discussion ( plural: discussions )

    1. Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic .
      There was then a long discussion of whether to capitalize words like "east" .
      This topic is not open to discussion .
    2. Text giving further detail on a subject .
      Under each heading, you will find a discussion section .

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Explanation of discussion by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. an extended communication ( often interactive ) dealing with some particular topic

    2. the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
    3. an exchange of views on some topic

    4. we had a good discussion

    Definition of discussion by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Discussion 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. [archaic]

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