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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  2.  The  act  of  discussing  or  exchanging  reasons;  examination 
  by  argument;  debate;  disputation;  agitation. 
 
  The  liberty  of  discussion  is  the  great  safeguard  of 
  all  other  liberties.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Discussion  of  a  problem}  or  {an  equation}  (Math.),  the 
  operation  of  assigning  different  reasonable  values  to  the 
  arbitrary  quantities  and  interpreting  the  result.  --Math. 
  Dict. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discussion 
  n  1:  an  extended  communication  (often  interactive)  dealing  with 
  some  particular  topic;  "the  book  contains  an  excellent 
  discussion  of  modal  logic";  "his  treatment  of  the  race 
  question  is  badly  biased"  [syn:  {treatment},  {discourse}] 
  2:  an  exchange  of  views  on  some  topic;  "we  had  a  good 
  discussion";  "we  had  a  word  or  two  about  it"  [syn:  {give-and-take}, 
  {word}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DISCUSSION,  n.  A  method  of  confirming  others  in  their  errors. 
 
 




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