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discussion

[dih-skuhsh-uh n] /dɪˈskʌʃ ən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of discussing; consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc., especially to explore solutions; informal debate.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin discussiōn- (stem of discussiō) inquiry, examination, Latin: a shaking. See discuss, -ion
Related forms
discussional, adjective
prediscussion, noun
rediscussion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prediscussion

discussion

/dɪˈskʌʃən/
noun
1.
the examination or consideration of a matter in speech or writing
Derived Forms
discussional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for prediscussion
discussion
mid-14c., from O.Fr. discussion, from L.L. discussionem "examination, discussion," in classical L., "a shaking," from discussus, pp. of discutere "strike asunder, break up," from dis- "apart" + quatere "to shake." Originally "examination, investigation, judicial trial;" meaning of "talk over, debate" first recorded mid-15c. Sense evolution in Latin appears to have been from "smash apart" to "scatter, disperse," then in post-classical times (via the mental process involved) to "investigate, examine," then to "debate."
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