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English noun: discussion

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


SamplesThe book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic.
His treatment of the race question is badly biased.


Synonymsdiscourse, treatment


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)consideration, detail, dilation, elaboration, enlargement, expansion, talk

2. discussion (communication) an exchange of views on some topic


SamplesWe had a good discussion.
We had a word or two about it.


Synonymsgive-and-take, word


Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication


Narrower (hyponym)argument, argumentation, conference, debate, deliberation, dialogue, group discussion, negotiation, panel discussion, post-mortem, postmortem, public discussion, talks, ventilation









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