discourse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"discourse" in British English

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uk   /ˈdɪs.kɔːs/  us   /-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)

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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)
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