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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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