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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ne·go·ti·a·tion /nɪˌgoʃiˈeʃən, &dɪvɪdɛ;si-/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ne·go·ti·a·tion n.
 1. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.
 2. Hence, mercantile business; trading. [Obs.]
    Who had lost, with these prizes, forty thousand pounds, after twenty years' negotiation in the East Indies.   --Evelyn.
 3. 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.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: dialogue, talks]
      2: the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming
         to terms