- 1 (also negotiations) Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement: a worldwide ban is currently under negotiation negotiations between unions and employersMore example sentences
discussion(s), talks, consultation(s), parleying, deliberation(s), conference, debate, dialogue; mediation, arbitration, intercession, conciliation; bargaining, haggling, wheeling and dealing, dickeringworking out, discussing the terms of, arrangement, arranging, thrashing out, hammering out, brokering; settlement, conclusion, completion, clinching, pulling off, bringing off, transaction
- 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.
- 2The action or process of transferring legal ownership of a document.More 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).