Definition of Discussion

1. Noun. An extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic. "His treatment of the race question is badly biased"

Exact synonyms: Discourse, Treatment
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Specialized synonyms: Detail, Dilation, Consideration, Talk, Elaboration, Enlargement, Expansion
Derivative terms: Discourse, Discuss, Treat



2. Noun. An exchange of views on some topic. "We had a word or two about it"

Definition of Discussion

1. n. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.

Definition of Discussion

1. Noun. Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic. ¹

2. Noun. Text giving further detail on a subject. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discussion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Discussion

1. 1. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumour, or the like. 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 an equation, the operation of assigning different reasonable values to the arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result. Origin: L. Discussio a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. Discussion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discussion

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Literary usage of Discussion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"19 March 1970 • discussion Effects on Racial Attitudes Abstract. We predicted that discussion would enhance dominant group values, leading to increased ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1896)
"Address, Farmers Mutual Insurance, Jno. Ferguson, Troy Grove. discussion ... discussion, WR Dewey. Paper, on How to Interest Boye in Farming, ..."

3. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (1921)
"That ill-judged interference with the liberty of public discussion has not, however, induced me to alter a single word in the text, nor has It at all ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1900)
"This overflow meeting was held in the Sunday School room of the Methodist church, and was devoted to the reading of papers and discussion of topics of ..."

5. Proceedingsby American Society of Civil Engineers by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"Report of Committee on Classification and Qualifications for Membership, 172, l'J7; discussion on, 2U1. Report of Committee .on Proposed Amendment to the ..."

6. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"Waste Places on the Farm, LS Spencer, Tolono; discussion; address, The Silo and Its Use, HD Hugee, Antioch; discussion; music. Afternoon session, 1:30 ..."

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