discussion

Definitions

• At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
• WordNet 3.6
• n discussion 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"
• n discussion an exchange of views on some topic "we had a good discussion","we had a word or two about it"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Discussion 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."
• Discussion The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• n discussion The act or process of breaking up or dispersing; dispersion, as of a swelling or an effusion.
• n discussion Debate; disquisition; the agitation of a point or subject with a view to elicit truth or gain a cause; argument about something.
• n discussion In civil law, the act of exhausting legal proceedings against a debtor or his property before proceeding against the property of a person secondarily liable for the debt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• n Discussion debate:
• n Discussion (surg.) dispersion of a tumour
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Quotations

• Henry David Thoreau
“The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.”
• Alexis De Tocqueville
“I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.”
• Ludwig Wittgenstein
“A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.”
• James Thurber
“Discussion in America means dissent.”
• Norman Angell
“It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion”
• Marilyn French
“I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes, she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. discussio, a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. discussion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. discutĕre, discussumdis, asunder, quatĕre, to shake.

Usage

In literature:

When, how often, and by whom inspection and examination should be made is also discussed later.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
So universal is the practice of discussion and so prized is the privilege that this is sometimes called the Age of Discussion.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
He plunged once more, into a musical discussion.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Then should follow a brief practical study of meter, with class discussions to interpret the thought of the author.
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
Just what this method consisted of is a much-discussed question.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Rabbi Nieto's talk stirred up a great deal of discussion among the members.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
Mr. Roper (Virginia): I think it does, but that is discussed in a paper which I shall read some time here in the meeting.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I shall return to this in discussing germinal selection.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
At once it became the sole topic of discussion.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
We'll discuss its many ramifications and try not to leave out anything helpful in our discussion.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Much ill-feeling was aroused in the discussion of these two and distinct theories.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Mrs. Furnival in discussing her grievances would attribute them mainly to port wine.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
But Graeme had no need to fear discussion to-night.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
The question of American mediation was eagerly discussed at the dinner table.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
No Greek ever discussed it.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
How often we had discussed this, Fedya and I.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Some discussion has taken place on the question in Germany.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)" by A. Lawrence Lowell
But this topic is better discussed in connection with the estimate for T, and I reserve its fuller discussion till then.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The discussion was harmonious.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
At this time there was a deal of discussion on the Single Tax Movement as advocated by Henry George.
"From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography" by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
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In poetry:

Oh, let's go out to the county fair
And breathe the balmy country air,
And whittle a stick and look at the hosses,
Discuss the farmer's profit and losses.
"The County Fair" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Receive him, temporary Tantalus
Into the Lookingglassland's firescape.
Suckled on Jungfraumilch his eyes discuss,
The werwolf twins, their mock Sabellian rape.
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
But prejudiced on that question
He grew from day to day,
And finally he concluded
'Twas better for him to stay;
And so into life's discussion he reasoned and reasoned his way.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
None dare, ye say, dispute our claim;
Nay, more!—none shall discuss or blame
"Our sacred institution!"—Shame!
This warning take:
Beware!—we warn you well!—
The laws ye make!
"On The Fugitive Law" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And so you will not hear the prayer
Of thousands who, in common, share
Rights that are equal, just, and fair,—
Ye've not discuss'd!
Beware!—we warn you well!—
For soon ye must!
"On The Fugitive Law" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Old Uncle Sammy one morning
Lay down on his comfortless bed,
And Death and he had a discussion,
And Death came out ahead;
And the fact that SHE failed to start him was only because he was dead.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Yo Solo… I Alone – Public performance and panel discussion.
Newshour essayists Richard Rodriguez, Clarence Page, Jim Fisher, Anne Taylor Fleming and Roger Rosenblatt discuss their impressions of America's mood after yesterday's airplane crash and other post-Sept 11 events.
The British novelist discusses his latest book, English disappointment and royalty.
I remember 15 years ago, my colleagues and I in high risk obstetrics were discussing the future possibility of analyzing fetal cells in maternal blood.
Monica Hesse discussed this subject and more in her latest chat about news around the Web.
Los Rakas Discuss 'Hablemos Del Amor ' and Message Music.
This week I'm going to discuss a topic that's been on my mind a lot lately: Is it better to mic an amp on a track or use an emulator.
Harry Holt (Op Amp Applications Engineer at Analog Devices): Recently Bill, Matt, and I had some discussions on the tradeoffs in the first stage in an EEG front end design—the Instrumentation Amplifier (In Amp ).
The biker-friendly bar (which serves no food) is a stone's throw from Verellen Amplifiers and a logical meeting place to discuss his plans for scratching out a living in the music industry.
Interestingly, the discussion centered around two different black preachers' perspectives.
The Cowboys' defensive coordinator discusses why he missed games vs Savannah State and Arizona.
World music singer-songwriter discusses the importance of artists exposing their souls.
Workers discussed a possible deal with Anglo American Platinum, or Amplats, on Wednesday as their weeks-long strike continued.
The Physician Alignment Forum had a lively discussion at the 2009 ANI Forum Breakfast roundtables on Clinical Collaboration.
Amy Huacani, of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, discuss the need for kindness toward animals.
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In science:

Errors associated with the K -corrections are discussed in §8, where we also discuss the effects of several other modiﬁcations to the ﬁtting procedure described here.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
This is understood in the U /t = ∞ limit discussed by Bernasconi et al.66 Extending the discussion in § 2.2, the charge degree of freedom described by the half-ﬁlled interacting SF or equivalently the S = 1/2 XXZ model is now coupled to the lattice.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
We shall discuss Bell-like theorems which do not use probabilistic assumptions later; but ﬁrst let us carefully discuss why using an ignorance interpretation of probabilities in quantum theory is useful.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
This is, after all, exactly what Bell profoundly proved; that we cannot use such notions when discussing quantum theory, hence their na¨ıvety—the domain of his discussion is clearly stated.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
But such a discussion, while of much physical signiﬁcance, is not the primary task of the discussion at hand. • In general the ζ (t), i.e. the ratio ΩΛ/Ωm , is not ﬁxed for a given epoch within the context of general relativistic cosmological models.
A Reply to a Comment on "Dark matter: A phenomenological existence proof"
This property of independence of correlations on the details of the process, related to balls which do not intersect the ball sup(x, x′ ), may be discussed as the ultrametric analogue of the Markov property, see also paper for discussion in the p–adic case.
Ultrametric random field
Why they reached different conclusions was discussed brieﬂy by Kerr (1992) and will be discussed further here in subsection 5.3.
Computational Euler History
We will not discuss speciﬁc physical interpretations in this paper (except for a remark in §5), and the reader is referred to [Q], and references thereof, for a detailed discussion of the issues of interest in string theory.
On Products of Random Matrices and certain Hecke Algebras associated with Groups of $2\times 2$ Matrices
The discussion up until now has implicitly assumed we are discussing digital computers, but this leaves out an important piece of the puzzle.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
Summarizing this discussion, we estimate that the total systematic uncertainty on our current distance modulus for NGC 55 from the various factors we have discussed is in the order of ± 0.09 mag.
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
We describe now more precisely a situation which we will meet in all contexts discussed, and whose decision goes beyond our problem - thus, we have to adopt one or several alternatives, and translate them into the approaches we will discuss.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
This algorithm was developed ﬁrst by Mallows who showed its connection to the Young tableaux. I will discuss here the version that was discussed recently by Aldous and Diaconis .
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
In Section 6 we discuss a general method and, as an application, we derive the following criterion which covers several interesting cases discussed below.
Diffusivity in one-dimensional generalized Mott variable-range hopping models
Nijenhuis operators are discussed in detail in the article by Kosmann-Schwarzbach and Magri , while PN-structures on Lie algebroids are discussed by Kosmann-Schwarzbach in and by Grabowski and Urbanski in .
Modular classes of Poisson-Nijenhuis Lie algebroids
This is an issue that will be discussed in the concluding remarks in connection with ‘recurring spike formation’ ; see also the discussion in .
The cosmological billiard attractor
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