Discussion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈskʌʃn|  American pronunciation of the word discussion
Brit.  |dɪˈskʌʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word discussion


- an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic (syn: discourse, treatment)
the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
- an exchange of views on some topic (syn: give-and-take, word)
we had a good discussion

Extra examples

The class was involved in a heated discussion about politics.

I hope to have a discussion with them about the matter soon.

After much discussion of the plan, the idea was rejected entirely.

During the period under discussion, the town grew in size.

The smoking ban is a major topic of discussion these days.

The article is an in-depth discussion of his theories.

The first chapter includes a discussion of childcare issues.

There should be wider discussion of these issues.

The embassy will continue discussions with the Chinese government.

We have had discussions about her legal situation.

The project is under discussion as a possible joint venture.

We find that there is still a need for further discussion.

She joined a discussion group.

A discussion that will be of interest to everyone concerned

I wanted to shift the discussion back to the main point.

Word forms

singular: discussion
plural: discussions
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