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Usage statistics for the noun discussion:

conversational speech8.27%task-oriented speech91.73%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun discussion:

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Definition of the noun discussion

What does discussion mean as a name of something?

Discussion is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: discussions

  1. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
  2. an exchange of views on some topic

Alternative definition of the noun discussion


  1. Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.
  2. Text giving further detail on a subject.


  1. "Discussion" is a book by William Smiley Howell.
  2. "Discussion" is a book by A. Craig Baird.
    • also known as "Discussion: principles and types"
  3. "Discussion" is a book by Kenda Wise.
    • also known as "Discussion: selected references"

Phrases with Discussion

Phrases starting with the word Discussion:

  1. Discussion Room
  2. discussion section

Phrases ending with the word Discussion:

  1. group discussion
  2. panel discussion
  3. public discussion
  4. Deontostoma Discussion
  5. Species Deontostoma Discussion

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Discussion

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Google previewTeaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction (2016)

by Donald C. Orlich, Robert J. Harder, Michael S. Trevisan, Abbie H. Brown, Darcy E. Miller

Discussion is an active process of student–teacher involvement in the classroom environment (see Brookfield & Preskill...

not merely repeat what the teacher Discussion is a biology were attributed to well-planned classroom discussions.



Broadly speaking, Group Discussion means a Group of people or even different groups of people discussing the various aspects of a given topic. However, over the years in professional circles, particularly in today's professional world, Group ...

Google previewTalking Points for Shakespeare Plays (2013)

Discussion Activities for Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III by Lyn Dawes

Discussion is a resource for later introspection. It also supports...

Google previewAnalysing Health Policy (2008)

A Problem-oriented Approach by Simon Barraclough, Heather Gardner

The main discussion is the interplay between the interests involved and the movement, which is considered to be the transition of the patient through the hospital and ultimately to discharge into the community. The problem at this level is that ...

Google previewDiscussion as a Way of Teaching (2012)

Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms by Stephen D. Brookfield, Stephen Preskill

Guided discussion is a selfnegating concept if it means guiding talk toward a particular position or point of consensus. Whenever...

Google previewBetween Men and Feminism (2012)

by David Porter

A discussion is the examination of a question by arguments for and against.

Google previewEmile Durkheim (1995)

by Peter Hamilton

The discussion is a portion of the material treated at the fourth congress of the Ins tit ut, in 1900, another portion having...

that the impression left by the discussion is that it is another display of the impossibility of accounting for the social ...

Google previewHandbook on Teaching Social Issues (2007)

Ncss Bulletin by Ronald W. Evans, David Warren Saxe

The primary rule for any group discussion is that only one person speaks at a time; basic etiquette insures that the speaker's...

Choosing the right topic for discussion is a primary responsibility for teachers in an issues-centered curriculum.

Google previewRisk Dictionary

Discussion document: Risk Framework for the financial industry. New York: IMF Publications. IMF Report 1996. Discussion document: Risk Framework for the financial industry .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

and new relative to a discussion. Multi-Threaded Discussion: A discussion in which messages proceed along multiple threads.

Google previewNGOS, the New Lexicon of Health Care (2005)

by Asok Kumar Sarkar

Discussion. and. Conclusion. The emphasis on the concept of Welfare State' was a post-Second World War phenomenon in the developed and developing countries in order to mitigate social and economic crisis in terms of mass ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research (2007)

by Richard Thorpe, Robin Holt

Withinthe context ofthis discussion, postmodernism is best understood as an experimental and reactionary movement against the perceived excesses of modernism (q.v.).Itis anattempt to 'restoretotheworld what modernity, presumptuously, ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Whereas discussion of the concept of ALL leads to consideration of the specificity of the language learning of adults, it should not lead to the isolation of this kind of learning but should rather take note of the links with the language learning of ...

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Quotes about Discussion

Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established. (Honore De Balzac)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1C3U1S1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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