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EtymologyEdit

From Old French discussion, from Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈskʌʃən/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkʊʃən/
  • Hyphenation: dis‧cus‧sion
  • (file)

NounEdit

discussion (countable and uncountable, plural discussions)

  1. Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.
    There was then a long discussion of whether to capitalize words like "east".
    This topic is not open to discussion.
    My discussion with the professor was very enlightening.
  2. Text giving further detail on a subject.
    Under each heading, you will find a discussion.
    • 2014 October 14, David Malcolm, “The Great War Re-Remembered: Allohistory and Allohistorical Fiction”, in Martin Löschnigg; Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz, editors, The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film[1], Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG., →ISBN, page 173:
      The question of the plausibility of the counter-factual is seen as key in all three discussions of allohistorical fiction (as it is in Demandt's and Ferguson's examinations of allohistory) (cf. Rodiek 25–26; Ritter 15–16; Helbig 32).
  3. (medicine, obsolete) The dispersion of a tumour.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

discussion f (plural discussions)

  1. conversation, discussion (not contradictory or conflictual)

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

NounEdit

discussion f (plural discussions)

  1. discussion

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin discussiō, from Latin discutiō.

NounEdit

discussion f (oblique plural discussions, nominative singular discussion, nominative plural discussions)

  1. discussion