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dialogue

[dahy-uh-lawg, -log]
noun
1.
conversation between two or more persons.
2.
the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
3.
an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue, especially a political or religious issue, with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement.
4.
a literary work in the form of a conversation: a dialogue of Plato.
verb (used without object), dialogued, dialoguing.
5.
to carry on a dialogue; converse.
6.
to discuss areas of disagreement frankly in order to resolve them.
verb (used with object), dialogued, dialoguing.
7.
to put into the form of a dialogue.
Also, dialog.


Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English < Old French dïalogue, Latin dialogus < Greek diálogos. See dia-, -logue

dialoguer, noun
self-dialog, noun
self-dialogue, noun
underdialogue, noun
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dialogue or dialog (ˈdaɪəˌlɒɡ)
 
n
1.  conversation between two or more people
2.  an exchange of opinions on a particular subject; discussion
3.  the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
4.  a particular passage of conversation in a literary or dramatic work
5.  a literary composition in the form of a dialogue
6.  a political discussion between representatives of two nations or groups
 
vb
7.  (tr) to put into the form of a dialogue
8.  (intr) to take part in a dialogue; converse
 
[C13: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect]
 
dialog or dialog
 
n
 
vb
 
[C13: from Old French dialoge, from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, from dialegesthai to converse; see dialect]
 
dialogic or dialog
 
adj
 
'dialoguer or dialog
 
n

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dialogue
early 13c., "literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more people," from O.Fr. dialoge, from L. dialogus, from Gk. dialogos, related to dialogesthai "converse," from dia- "across" + legein "speak" (see lecture). Sense broadened to "a conversation" c.1400.
Mistaken belief that it can only mean "conversation between two persons" is from confusion of dia- and di-.
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