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[ ni-goh-shee-ey-shuhn, -see- ]


  1. mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement:

    the negotiation of a treaty.

  2. the act or process of negotiating.
  3. an instance or the result of negotiating.

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Other Words From

  • nonne·goti·ation noun
  • prene·goti·ation noun
  • prone·goti·ation adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of negotiation1

1570–80; < Latin negōtiātiōn- (stem of negōtiātiō ) a doing of business, equivalent to negōtiāt ( us ) ( negotiate ) + -iōn- -ion
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Example Sentences

Now the success of Perry’s deals may depend on the outcome of the November elections, according to Ukrainian officials involved in the negotiations.

At the beginning of the negotiations, the league was not trying to test every day.

Officials have also drafted a law that risks undermining the negotiations, a move that Northern Ireland Minister Brandon Lewis conceded would break international law.

From Fortune

However, in some cases, the flexibility negotiations went the other way.

From Digiday

While there is not strong opposition to another round from any of the main parties to the negotiations, it is not the top priority of any group, either.

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The resulting negotiation, they hope, would gut the EPA regulation.

In every negotiation, your strongest tool is the ability to walk away.

As with any negotiation, what matters in the end is getting the desired outcome, not just scoring points along the way.

The 2012 deal fell apart, but the White House led a new negotiation that resulted in a deal in the summer of 2014.

Negotiation and compromise are the lifeblood of democracy, not poison to the body politic.

The long negotiation touching the Spanish succession had at length been brought to a conclusion.

While the negotiation at Vienna was thus drawn out into endless length, evil tidings came from Madrid.

With some difficulty a negotiation was carried on in such French and such Latin as the two parties could furnish.

Pitt kept the negotiation with Bussy in his own hands, and met opposition in the cabinet with haughty determination.

All attempts at negotiation having failed, Grafton made his choice for Pitt and resigned office.