1. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like. [archaic]
2. 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. --Macaulay.
Discussion of a problem or Discussion of an equation Math., the operation of assigning different reasonable values to the arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result.
n 1: 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" [syn: treatment, discourse]
2: an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good
discussion"; "we had a word or two about it" [syn: give-and-take,