formally, a serious oral or written discussion on a particular topic to do something like an agreement or agreement that gives both parties an advantage or benefit from a discussion or review, to determine why an event occurred, in particular an event that has written or talked about bad results on something, especially on television, radio or in a newspaper formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a commercial or political situation, especially journalism of difficult and sometimes dishonest discussions between people trying to reach an agreement a discussion in which people or groups give differing opinions on a subject , in which two people or groups discuss to solve problems , usually between enemies to discuss an agreement to discuss a discussion about something like an event or theory a thorough examination or discussion of a topic, idea etc. EducationAmerican a discussion on a particular topic that prepares you for a test, in order to make a win/deal/agreement, etc. safe or complete to make a deal, or an argument with someone to end a time, or the situation in which people discuss something to try to get an agreement of discussions and discussions about what a brief conversation or discussion can happen, generally without others listening to an informal meeting or discussion to make a decision on an agreement on a subject on which people have differing views on agreeing to be part of a formal agreement or agreeing to a formal discussion ending with a decision made through consultations between individuals or groups before making an informal decision in an informal private discussion , to meet with an informal private discussion, to meet with an informal private debate, for an informal debate or to have an informal discussion on a given thing, a discussion or discussion between people with different points of view, opinions, etc. a way to develop new ideas, through a discussion in which several people will make many proposals and the best discussions will be chosen between the important people of the opposing parties who are supposed to help them discuss a topic in which a topic will be carefully considered these examples will be automatically chosen from different sources of online messages to reflect the common use of the word “negotiation”. The opinions expressed in the examples do not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its publishers.