- 1The action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas: the committee acts as a forum for discussion the EC directive is currently under discussionMore example sentences
- Theatre does matter: it is a forum for ideas and discussion within a community.
- He said the idea of a single site school had been under discussion for four to five years.
- Even as these protests reached Berlin, a fifth solution was under discussion there.
- 1.1 [count noun] A conversation or debate about a specific topic: discussions about environmental improvementMore example sentences
conversation, talk, dialogue, discourse, conference, debate, exchange of views, consultation, deliberation; powwow, chat, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart; seminar, symposium; talks, negotiations, parley; argument, dispute; Indian adda; New Zealand koreroAustralian • informal convo• formal confabulation
- It has had articles written about it, and generated much heat in discussions and debate.
- Others were in constant discussions and debates in the campsites or in the refreshment areas.
- The rally kicked off a week of lively, exciting political debates and discussions.
- 1.2 [count noun] A detailed treatment of a topic in speech or writing: see Appendix One, for a more detailed discussionMore example sentences
- Although a detailed discussion of this topic is beyond the scope of this paper, a few salient facts may be noted.
- A jury was sworn in for a re-trial but discharged following detailed legal discussions.
- The provisions cover a wide range, and it is beyond the scope of this work to provide a detailed discussion of them all.
Middle English (denoting judicial examination): via Old French from late Latin discussio(n-), from discutere 'investigate' (see discuss).