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negotiation

Line breaks: ne¦go¦ti|ation
Pronunciation: /nɪɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of negotiation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1 (also negotiations) Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement: a worldwide ban is currently under negotiation negotiations between unions and employers
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
2The action or process of transferring legal 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.

Origin

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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