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"negotiation" in British English

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negotiationnoun [C or U]

uk   /nəˌɡəʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌɡoʊ-/
C1 the ​process of ​discussing something with someone in ​order to ​reach an ​agreement with them, or the ​discussions themselves: The ​agreement was ​reached after a ​series of ​difficult negotiations. The ​exactdetails of the ​agreement are still under negotiation. Negotiation for the ​payincrease is ​likely to take several ​weeks.

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

"negotiation" in American English

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negotiationnoun [C/U]

 us   /nɪˌɡoʊ·ʃiˈeɪ·ʃən/
the ​process of ​discussing something with someone in ​order to ​reach an ​agreement, or the ​discussions themselves: [C usually pl] Negotiations ​remained at a ​standstill.
(Definition of negotiation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"negotiation" in Business English

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uk   us   /nɪˌɡəʊʃiˈeɪʃən/
[C, usually plural or U] a ​formal discussion between ​people who are ​trying to ​reach an ​agreement: begin/enter into/be in negotiations (with someone) The ​board is certainly ​willing to ​enter into negotiations to ​find common ​ground, he said. The ​company is ​starting a new round of negotiations with its ​mainworkforce. budget/​contract negotiations There was little room for negotiation.
open to negotiation able to be discussed and ​changed by ​people who are ​trying to ​reach an ​agreement: The ​terms of the ​contract are still ​open to negotiation.
under negotiation in the ​process of being discussed by ​people who are ​trying to ​reach an ​agreement: The ​revisedcontract has been under negotiation for several months.
[U] FINANCE, BANKING the ​process of ​changing a ​cheque into ​money: Payment by negotiation can only be used if the ​draft or ​cheque is in the ​localcurrency of the country on which it is ​drawn. a negotiation ​fee
[U] FINANCE the ​process of ​changing the ​legalowner of a ​cheque, a bill of ​exchange, etc.: The ​transfer of a ​cheque by negotiation is a ​transfer from the ​holder to another ​person.
(Definition of negotiation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “negotiation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 谈判,磋商,洽谈…
in Turkish müzakere, görüşme, pazarlık…
in Russian переговоры…
in Chinese (Traditional) 談判,磋商,洽談…
in Polish negocjacja…
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