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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 rediscussion

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 rediscussion

discussion

n.

mid-14c., "examination, investigation, judicial trial," from Old French discussion "discussion, examination, investigation, legal trial," from Late Latin discussionem (nominative discussio) "examination, discussion," in classical Latin, "a shaking," from discussus, past participle of discutere "strike asunder, break up," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + quatere "to shake" (see quash). Meaning "a talking over, debating" in English 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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