Definition of negotiation in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəˌɡōSHēˈāSH(ə)n/


(also negotiations)
1Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement: a worldwide ban is currently under negotiation negotiations between unions and employers
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  • It took five months of negotiations between the two parties to have the agreement in place.
  • The road map calls for negotiations between the two sides, leading to a two-state solution.
  • Final figures are still subject to negotiations between museum chiefs and the Treasury.
discussion(s), talks, deliberations;
conference, debate, dialogue, consultation;
mediation, arbitration, conciliation
arrangement, brokering;
settlement, conclusion, completion, transaction
1.1The action or process of negotiating: negotiation of the deals
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  • The next step in the process is negotiation of the transfer of assets from the student union to the Gateway.
  • This lengthy journey is clearly a commentary on the current process of negotiation of settlements.
  • There had only been the exchange of affidavits prior to the negotiation of the settlement.
1.2The action or process of transferring ownership of a document.
Example sentences
  • A detailed review of the lease negotiation is necessary to determine this issue.
  • Transfer or negotiation is easiest where the bill is payable to bearer.
  • The venture was not a success and the next year both parties embarked on a process of negotiation for the domains.


Late 15th century (denoting an act of dealing with another person): from Latin negotiatio(n-), from the verb negotiari (see negotiate).

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Syllabification: ne·go·ti·a·tion

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