Definition of Negotiation

1. Noun. A discussion intended to produce an agreement. "Talks between Israelis and Palestinians"

2. Noun. The activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms.
Generic synonyms: Activity

Definition of Negotiation

1. n. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.

Definition of Negotiation

1. Noun. The process of achieving agreement through discussion. ¹

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Definition of Negotiation

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Medical Definition of Negotiation

1. 1. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. Etc. 2. Hence, mercantile business; trading. "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) Origin: L. Negotiatio: cf. F. Negociation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Negotiation

negotiable instrument
negotiable instruments
negotiorum gestio

Literary usage of Negotiation

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"The effect of negotiation may be to make it tion?tia apparent that the parties ... Again, sometimes negotiation results in a party, although it does not ..."

2. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"The British government moved in it, Mr. Henry S. Fox, the British minister in Washington, being instructed to propose the negotiation. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"In the propositions laid before the king in November 1644 as a basis for the negotiation to be held at Uxbridge, Bristol's name appears on a long list of ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"The mediators had made their entrance into that town in February 1676. The treaty had not been signed till February, 1679 Yet the negotiation of ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"The Pitt Catastrophe: hmv the Peace-negotiation went of by Explosion ... We spoke of the Choiseul Peace-negotiation; of an offer indirectly from King Carlos ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory-notes, Bank Notes by Robert Thomson (1825)
"OF THE negotiation OF BILLS AND NOTES, AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE IN DUE negotiation OR DILIGENCE. WE must now reverse the case which has been hitherto ..."

7. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1865)
"The Pitt Catastrophe: how the Peace-negotiation went off by Explosion; ... offer which exploded said negotiation, and produced the Bourbon Family Compact ..."

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