Meaning of “discourse” in the English Dictionary

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"discourse" in British English

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uk /ˈdɪs.kɔːs/ us /ˈdɪs.kɔːrs/ formal

[ U ] communication in speech or writing

[ C ] a speech or piece of writing about a particular, usually serious, subject:

a discourse on/upon the nature of life after death


(Definition of “discourse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"discourse" in American English

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discoursenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdɪs·kɔrs, -koʊrs/

literature spoken or written discussion:

[ U ] political discourse
[ C ] The play is a wonderful discourse on love.

(Definition of “discourse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)