analysis, argument, colloquy, confabulation, conference, consideration, consultation, conversation, debate, deliberation, dialogue, discourse, examination, exchange, review, scrutiny, seminar, symposium
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discussion ( 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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