- an act or instance of discussing; consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc., especially to explore solutions; informal debate.
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
December 30, 2014
In the 1960 campaign between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, there was virtually no discussion of crime.The GOP and Police Unions: A Love Story
December 12, 2014
Men may opt out of the discussion rather than risk saying something wrong.Tech’s Male ‘Feminists’ Aren’t Helping
Cate Huston, Karen Catlin
December 8, 2014
Although in at least one instance, there was discussion of saving black-owned shops.Raging Protesters Set Ferguson on Fire
November 25, 2014
Unwittingly or not, modern feminism is leaving its disabled sisters out of the discussion.#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves the Disabled Behind
November 24, 2014
Exceeding the limits assigned to it, my discussion has, however, extended too far.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
After supper, Mr. Palfrey opened the discussion on Marriage.
I think there's to be some sort of a discussion, but I'm not sure.
He gave the discussion up, with a slight shrug of the shoulders.The Secret Agent
I heard the discussion, but I couldn't leave my mother to settle it.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
- the examination or consideration of a matter in speech or writing
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."