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English definition of “talk”

talk

noun     /tɔːk/
[C] an occasion when someone speaks to a group of people about a particular subject : A speaker is coming in to give a talk to the sales team .a talk about/on sth We listened to a talk about resources in the local economy .
talks [plural] GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT, HR serious and formal discussions on an important subject usually intended to produce decisions or agreements : contract / merger / takeover talks The latest round of talks ended today.begin/have/hold talks We held talks with the union about pay increases .in talks The two companies are in talks about a merger .talks about sth The studio broke off talks about a movie distribution deal .talks between sb Talks between the two nations have resulted in a new trade deal .
[U] things people are saying about what might happen or be true : talk of sth She dismissed the talk of her resignation as nonsense . There has been talk of closing some regional offices .
→ See also pay talks
(Definition of talk noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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