Discussion Dis*cus"sion, n. [L. discussio a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. discussion.] 1. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like. [archaic] [1913 Webster]

2. The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation. [1913 Webster]

The liberty of discussion is the great safeguard of all other liberties. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Discussion of a problem} or {Discussion of an equation} (Math.), the operation of assigning different reasonable values to the arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result. --Math. Dict. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • discussion — mid 14c., examination, investigation, judicial trial, from O.Fr. discussion discussion, examination, investigation, legal trial, from L.L. discussionem (nom. discussio) examination, discussion, in classical Latin, a shaking, from discussus, pp.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • discussion — Discussion, f. acut. Est espluchement et examination. Mot appliqué par le François à la practique des contracts, et judiciaire. Ainsi il dit, Sans faire discussion des meubles, ou des biens du chef debteur, Etiamsi rerum mobilium, periculum… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • discussion — [di skush′ən] n. [ME discussioun < LL discussio] the act of discussing; talk or writing in which the pros and cons or various aspects of a subject are considered under discussion being discussed …   English World dictionary

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