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analysis, argument, colloquy, confabulation, conference, consideration, consultation, conversation, debate, deliberation, dialogue, discourse, examination, exchange, review, scrutiny, seminar, symposium  
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  ( discussions    plural  )
1       n-var   If there is discussion about something, people talk about it, often in order to reach a decision.  
oft N of/about/on n  
There was a lot of discussion about the wording of the report...      If something is under discussion, it is still being talked about and a final decision has not yet been reached.  
under discussion      phrase   v-link PHR  
`The proposals are still under discussion,' she said.     
2       n-count   A discussionof a subject is a piece of writing or a lecture in which someone talks about it in detail.  
usu N of n  
For a discussion of biology and sexual politics, see chapter 4.     
3       adj   A discussion document or paper is one that contains information and usually proposals for people to discuss.  
ADJ n  

discussion group        ( discussion groups    plural  ) A discussion group is a group of people who meet regularly to discuss a particular subject.      n-count  

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defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]


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