Discussion vs. Conversation

By Jaxson

  • Conversation

    Conversation is interactive communication between two or more people.

    The development of conversational skills and etiquette is an important part of socialization. The development of conversational skills in a new language is a frequent focus of language teaching and learning.

    Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.

  • Discussion (noun)

    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.”

    “My discussion with the professor was very enlightening.”

  • Discussion (noun)

    Text giving further detail on a subject.

    “Under each heading, you will find a discussion.”

  • Discussion (noun)

    The dispersion of a tumour.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Interaction; commerce or intercourse with other people; dealing with others. 14th-18th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Behaviour, the way one conducts oneself; a person’s way of life. from 14th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Sexual intercourse. 16th-19th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Engagement with a specific subject, idea, field of study etc.; understanding, familiarity. 16th–18th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Expression and exchange of individual ideas through talking with other people; also, a set instance or occasion of such talking. from 16th c.

    “I had an interesting conversation with Nicolas yesterday about how much he’s getting paid.”

  • Conversation (noun)

    The back-and-forth play of the blades in a bout.

  • Conversation (noun)

    The protocol-based interaction between systems processing a transaction. from 20th c.

  • Conversation (verb)

    To engage in conversation (with).

  • Discussion (noun)

    the action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas

    “the EC directive is currently under discussion”

    “the committee acts as a forum for discussion”

  • Discussion (noun)

    a conversation or debate about a specific topic

    “discussions about environmental improvement”

  • Discussion (noun)

    a detailed treatment of a topic in speech or writing

    “see Appendix One, for a more detailed discussion”

  • Conversation (noun)

    a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged

    “she picked up the phone and held a conversation in French”

    “the two men were deep in conversation”

Oxford Dictionary

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