negotiation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n negotiation the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms
    • n negotiation a discussion intended to produce an agreement "the buyout negotiation lasted several days","they disagreed but kept an open dialogue","talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Negotiation Hence, mercantile business; trading. "Who had lost, with these prizes, forty thousand pounds, after twenty years' negotiation in the East Indies."
    • Negotiation The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.
    • Negotiation The transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations at Ghent. "An important negotiation with foreign powers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n negotiation Trading; mercantile business; trafficking.
    • n negotiation Mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement, whether directly or by agents or intermediaries; the act or process of treating with another or others in regard to the settlement of some matter, or for the purchase or sale of a commodity, etc.: as, the negotiation of a treaty or a loan.
    • n negotiation In com., the act or procedure by which a bill of exchange, etc., is made negotiable—that is, made capable, by acceptance and indorsement, of being passed from hand to hand in payment of indebtedness, or of being transferred to another for a consideration. See negotiable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Negotiation act of negotiating: the treating with another on business
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    Richard%20M.%20Nixon
    “Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.”
  • Victor Kiam
    Victor Kiam
    “Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.”
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    “Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.”
  • Marvin Gaye
    Marvin Gaye
    “Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. negotiatio,: cf. F. négociation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. negotiāri, -ātusnegotium, business—nec, not, otium, leisure.

Usage

In literature:

Negotiations for the settlement of Italian affairs were proceeding without noise, but with continual progress, through this month.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
That isn't a negotiable security.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Frederick had shrewdly prepared for success, by negotiations, through his Saracen friends, with the Sultan of Egypt.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The truce, which was to last for eight months, was negotiated in France in January, 1383-84.
"An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)" by Robert S. Rait
Such an arrangement would give me time to negotiate a sale of part of the ranch and pay up your mortgage.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
As soon as he heard of the defeat of Eustace, he reopened negotiations with the marshal.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The same reasons obliged me still to decline; and the negotiation was in fact never entered on.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His powers were only to negotiate, not to sign.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Such, Sir, was his opinion, and it is exactly conformable to what the negotiators had in view in forming this article.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Pickering here, and his nephew Williams there, can easily negotiate this.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In news:

Swap of spy suspects being negotiated.
The Columbus County Sheriff's Department and SBI were able to negotiate with the armed man and he released the woman he kidnapped unharmed.
As negotiations stalled and started over the summer, Obama publicly emphasized a partnership with Republican leaders.
Six tips for negotiating turns when things get tight.
The push to find more organs has gotten so desperate that we are now negotiating with mass murderers about the feasibility of using their parts after they are executed.
Meanwhile, bitterness reigns in negotiation follies.
Together they try to negotiate love, marriage, sex, children, work, and autonomy—with worryingly little success.
CENTERVILLE — A Centerville man charged with two crimes involving a 14-year-old girl negotiated a plea bargain -- after he finally showed up in court.
NYSUT Secretary-Treasurer Lee Cutler commits NYSUT's full support as Bellport TA engages in tough contract negotiations.
European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard and Chinese negotiator Xie Zhenhua meet outside the plenary hall earlier in the week.
Climate activists in Durban are expressing their displeasure at negotiators from wealthy countries, whom they see as dragging their feet on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.
Negotiations between Charleston Area Medical Center and Humana fell through on Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.
Workers Choose Jobs, Negotiate Wages.
Intel and the FTC have now filed a joint motion to suspend the legal proceedings while the two sides work to negotiate a settlement.
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In science:

The index.html.var file (a type-map) is used to deliver content- # negotiated documents. The MultiViews Option can be used for the # same purpose, but it is much slower.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
You can then use content negotiation to give a browser a # file in a language the user can understand.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
LanguagePriority allows you to give precedence to some languages # in case of a tie during content negotiation.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Work space is limited and may need to be regularly negotiated for.
Astronomy in Antarctica
The device negotiates with the BS and the BS will not schedule the user for transmission or reception when the radio is off.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
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