Origin of discussion
Examples from the Web for discussion
Other FBI officials joined the discussion via conference call, he said.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the 1960 campaign between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, there was virtually no discussion of crime.
Men may opt out of the discussion rather than risk saying something wrong.
Although in at least one instance, there was discussion of saving black-owned shops.
Unwittingly or not, modern feminism is leaving its disabled sisters out of the discussion.#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves the Disabled Behind|Elizabeth Heideman|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this is all that is necessary as a preliminary to the discussion of just profits.Distributive Justice|John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
Apart from this discussion, a visit from you would be always acceptable.Luttrell Of Arran|Charles James Lever
"Somnambulism," however, is too vague and undefined a term for our present discussion.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death|Frederick W. H. Myers
In the course of the discussion, Mr. Lefroy bore testimony to the generally successful working of the Irish poor-law.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Alice concluded not to honor the other girl by bringing her into the discussion.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for discussion
Word Origin and History for discussion
mid-14c., "examination, investigation, judicial trial," from Old French discussion "discussion, examination, investigation, legal trial," from Late Latin discussionem (nominative discussio) "examination, discussion," in classical Latin, "a shaking," from discussus, past participle of discutere "strike asunder, break up," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + quatere "to shake" (see quash). Meaning "a talking over, debating" in English first recorded mid-15c. Sense evolution in Latin appears to have been from "smash apart" to "scatter, disperse," then in post-classical times (via the mental process involved) to "investigate, examine," then to "debate."