Definition of negotiation in English:


Syllabification: ne·go·ti·a·tion
Pronunciation: /nəˌgōSHēˈāSHən


(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, conciliationarrangement, 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.
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    • 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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