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NEGOTIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does negotiation mean? 

NEGOTIATION (noun)
  The noun NEGOTIATION has 2 senses:

1. a discussion intended to produce an agreement
2. the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms

  Familiarity information: NEGOTIATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGOTIATION (noun)


Sense 1negotiation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A discussion intended to produce an agreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

negotiation; talks; dialogue

Context examples:

the buyout negotiation lasted several days / they disagreed but kept an open dialogue / talks between Israelis and Palestinians

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

discussion; give-and-take; word (an exchange of views on some topic)

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

parley (a negotiation between enemies)

diplomacy; diplomatic negotiations (negotiation between nations)

bargaining (the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement)

collective bargaining (negotiation between an employer and trade union)

horse trading (negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining)

mediation (negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party)


Sense 2negotiation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

activity (any specific behavior)


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