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[in-ter-luh-kyoo-shuh n]
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  1. conversation; dialogue.
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Origin of interlocution

1525–35; < Latin interlocūtiōn- (stem of interlocūtiō) a speaking between, equivalent to interlocūt(us) (see interlocutor) + -iōn- -ion
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Related Words for interlocution

negotiation, conference, dialogue, deliberation, visit, argument, conversation, consultation, interview, symposium, meeting, seminar, exchange, communication, discussion, discourse, dialog, huddle, conclave, parley

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Historical Examples of interlocution

  • Interlocution, in-tėr-lo-kū′shun, n. conference: an intermediate decree before final decision.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for interlocution


  1. conversation, discussion, or dialogue
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Word Origin and History for interlocution


1530s, from Latin interlocutionem (nominative interlocutio) "a speaking between, interlocution," noun of action from past participle stem of interloqui (see interlocutor).

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