Definition of “discussion” - English Dictionary

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“discussion” in British English

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discussionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈskʌʃ.ən/ us /dɪˈskʌʃ.ən/

B1 the activity in which people talk about something and tell each other their ideas or opinions:

We will hold/have discussions with employee representatives about possible redundancies.
The matter is still under discussion (= being considered).
a discussion group/document

More examples

  • There was some lively discussion at the meeting.
  • "Can we move on to the next item for discussion, please?"
  • Management are having discussions with the union about possible redundancies.
  • This discussion has raised many important issues.
  • Her remarks on the employment question led to a heated discussion.

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

“discussion” in American English

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discussionnoun [ C/U ]

us /dɪˈskʌʃ·ən/

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.

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