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discourse

  

      n  
1    verbal communication; talk; conversation  
2    a formal treatment of a subject in speech or writing, such as a sermon or dissertation  
3    a unit of text used by linguists for the analysis of linguistic phenomena that range over more than one sentence  
4    Archaic   the ability to reason or the reasoning process  
      vb  
5    intr; often foll by: on or upon   to speak or write (about) formally and extensively  
6    intr   to hold a discussion  
7    tr  
Archaic   to give forth (music)  
     (C14: from Medieval Latin discursus argument, from Latin: a running to and fro, from discurrere to run different ways, from dis-1 + currere to run)  
  discourser      n  


universe of discourse  
      n     (Logic)   the complete range of objects, events, attributes, relations, ideas, etc., that are expressed, assumed, or implied in a discussion  
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n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
adj.
with a complex structure; difficult to approach; multiple problems generator
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
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