negotiation

[ni-goh-shee-ey-shuhn, -see-]
noun
1.
mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement: the negotiation of a treaty.
2.
the act or process of negotiating.
3.
an instance or the result of negotiating.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin negōtiātiōn- (stem of negōtiātiō) a doing of business, equivalent to negōtiāt(us) (see negotiate) + -iōn- -ion

nonnegotiation, noun
prenegotiation, noun
pronegotiation, adjective
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negotiation (nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a discussion set up or intended to produce a settlement or agreement
2.  the act or process of negotiating

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negotiation
1579, from L. negotiationem (nom. negotiatio) "business, traffic," from negotiatus, pp. of negotiari "carry on business," from negotium "business," lit. "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see deny) + otium "ease, leisure." The shift from "doing business" to "bargaining" about
anything took place in Latin.
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Example sentences
He represented them both as a litigator in labor disputes and in the
  negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
The discussion produced no compromises-it was a debate, not a negotiation-but
  it was clarifying.
Done correctly, negotiation can strengthen the relationship between applicant
  and employer.
Those can be natural starting points for your negotiation.
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