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Webster 1913 Edition


Discussion

Dis-cus′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
discussio
a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F.
discussion
.]
1.
The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.
[archaic]
2.
The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.
The liberty of
discussion
is the great safeguard of all other liberties.
Macaulay.
Discussion of a problem
or
Discussion of an equation
(Math.)
,
the operation of assigning different reasonable values to the arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result.
Math. Dict.

Webster 1828 Edition


Discussion

DISCUSSION

,
Noun.
1.
In surgery, resolution; the dispersion of a tumor or any coagulated matter.
2.
Debate; disquisition; the agitation of a point or subject with a view to elicit truth; the treating of a subject by argument, to clear it of difficulties, and separate truth from falsehood.

Definition 2021


discussion

discussion

English

Noun

discussion (plural discussions)

  1. Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.
    There was then a long discussion of whether to capitalize words like "east".
    This topic is not open to discussion.
  2. Text giving further detail on a subject.
    Under each heading, you will find a discussion section.

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Translations


French

Etymology

From Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

Pronunciation

Noun

discussion f (plural discussions)

  1. conversation, discussion (not contradictory or conflictual)

Synonyms


Middle French

Etymology

From Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

Noun

discussion f (plural discussions)

  1. discussion

Old French

Etymology

From Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

Noun

discussion f (oblique plural discussions, nominative singular discussion, nominative plural discussions)

  1. discussion