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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.
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negotiationnoun [C or U]

uk   /nəˌɡəʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ us   /nəˌɡoʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/
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 exact details of the agreement are still under negotiation. Negotiation for the pay increase is likely to take several weeks.

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"negotiation" in Business English

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negotiationnoun

uk   /nɪˌɡəʊʃiˈeɪʃən/ us  
[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 main workforce. 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 revised contract 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 local currency of the country on which it is drawn. a negotiation fee
[U] FINANCE the process of changing the legal owner 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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