- Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.
There was then a long discussion of whether to capitalize words like "east".
This topic is not open to discussion.
- Text giving further detail on a subject.
Under each heading, you will find a discussion section.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
DISCUSSION, n. A method of confirming others in their errors.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
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
2. The act of discussing or exchanging
reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation;
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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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