[ dih-skuhsh-uhn ]
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  1. an act or instance of discussing; consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc., especially to explore solutions; informal debate.

Origin of discussion

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin discussiōn-, stem of discussiō “inquiry, examination,” Latin: “a shaking,” from discuss(us) “shaken” (see discuss) + -iō -ion

Other words from discussion

  • dis·cus·sion·al, adjective
  • pre·dis·cus·sion, noun
  • re·dis·cus·sion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for discussion


/ (dɪˈskʌʃən) /

  1. the examination or consideration of a matter in speech or writing

Derived forms of discussion

  • discussional, adjective

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