Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “discussion”

See all translations

discussion

noun [C/U]  /dɪˈskʌʃ·ən/ us  
the act of talking about something with other people and telling them your ideas or opinions: [U] The matter is still under discussion (= being considered). [C] The council had discussions on issues such as housing and living conditions.
Translations of “discussion”
in Korean 상의, 토론…
in Arabic نِقاش…
in Portuguese discussão, argumentação, debate…
in Catalan debat, discussió…
in Japanese 話し合い, 議論…
in Italian discussione, conversazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 討論,議論,談論…
in Russian обсуждение…
in Turkish tartışma, müzakere, görüş alış verişinde bulunma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讨论,议论,谈论…
in Polish dyskusja…
(Definition of discussion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of discussion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “discussion” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More