Definition of negotiation in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɪɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/


[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.
discussion(s), talks, consultation(s), parleying, deliberation(s), conference, debate, dialogue;
mediation, arbitration, intercession, conciliation;
bargaining, haggling, wheeling and dealing, dickering
working out, discussing the terms of, arrangement, arranging, thrashing out, hammering out, brokering;
settlement, conclusion, completion, clinching, pulling off, bringing off, transaction
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.


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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