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DIALOG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dialog mean? 

DIALOG (noun)
  The noun DIALOG has 3 senses:

1. a conversation between two persons
2. the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
3. a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people

  Familiarity information: DIALOG used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIALOG (noun)


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Meaning:

A conversation between two persons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dialog; dialogue; duologue

Hypernyms ("dialog" is a kind of...):

talk; talking (an exchange of ideas via conversation)


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Meaning:

The lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dialog; dialogue

Hypernyms ("dialog" is a kind of...):

book; playscript; script (a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance)

Meronyms (parts of "dialog"):

actor's line; speech; words (words making up the dialogue of a play)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dialog"):

duologue (a part of the script in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors)


Sense 3dialog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dialog; dialogue

Context example:

he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek

Hypernyms ("dialog" is a kind of...):

literary composition; literary work (imaginative or creative writing)


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