Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Discussion"

The meaning of "Discussion" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does discussion thread mean?
A: These groups are called a conversation, topic thread, or simply a thread. A discussionforum, e-mail client or news client is said to have a "conversation view", "threaded topics" or a "threaded mode" if messages can be grouped in this manner
Q: What does open discussion of sex remains taboo in most quarters. what does it mean by saying "in most quarters" mean?
A: It usually means in most parts of the world, since sex is considered inappropriate for public discussion in most countries.
Q: What does In your discussion make use of music examples and examples written out on a staff. mean?
A: A staff is the group of lines music notes are written on, so it must mean that you need to write out the actual music notes
Q: What does The discussion turned on the need to raise standards. mean?
A: It means that the need to raise standards was the central issue or main point of the discussion.

It is an idiomatic turn of phrase that likens the discussion to an object with a fulcrum, like a gyroscope. It likens the need to raise standards to that fulcrum and identifies it as the most important part, because it defines the movement of the rest of the object.

Without context, a more detailed answer isn’t possible.
Q: What does open discussion mean?
A: Open discussion is when everyone speaks honestly.

Example sentences using "Discussion"

Q: Please show me example sentences with discussion, debate.
A: Thank you!🤗

Synonyms of "Discussion" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between discussion and deliberation, debate ?
A: Discussion is usually a more casual conversation. Like just talking with someone.

Debate is usually a little more formal and most commonly happens when there is an issue to be solved. Like in the US there is a debate over who should be president.

Deliberation isn’t used a lot (I don’t use it often, others might). It means a well thought out conversation.

-After much deliberation they decided to close down the store.
-They had a discussion about their favorite singers.
-There was a debate over who should take the last cookie.

Hope this helps! :)
Q: What is the difference between discussion and conversation ?
A: You usually have a discussion on a particular topic, a conversation can be about any/many things
Q: What is the difference between discussions and discussion ?
A: Discussions=2+

I had a discussion with my friend.

I had many discussions with my parents.
Q: What is the difference between let's enter into discussion! and let's enter upon a discussion! ?
A: The second isn’t correct English

“Let’s discuss this!”
Or more formally
“Let’s enter into a discussion.”
Q: What is the difference between based on the previous discussion and based on the above discussion ?
A: I would say previous but either makes sense :)

Translations of "Discussion"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Meeting での議論の内容を連絡します。

I would like to update you on our discussion with Tokyo 2020 team last week.
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? मैं इस discussion से पीछे हटना चाहूँगा ।
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? When he has a discussion with somebody, he uses aggressive or rude words. So, I want to say to him, "You might want to use more xxx words... (continued below)
A: You can say "gentler" instead of "more gentler," because the latter is redundant (repetitive). You can also say "kinder" (as in "more kind").
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? discussion(the pronunciation)
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "it was he who started the discussion" right?

Other questions about "Discussion"

Q: "when can we meet to do the discussion?" if it sounds unnatural, please correct it. Does this sound natural?
A: when can we meet for discussion?
Q: when you are having a discussion, and your opponent is saying "to go off that "... what does it [ to go off that] mean?
A: Talking about the same topic, something similar, or continuing the same thought.

It can also mean "In response to [what you just said]"
Q: Had this discussion a long time ago with a couple friends. Which of the following sentence(s) are correct to use when the battery of the phone only has 1 per cent left?

• The battery is draining. (Friend A said this)
• The battery is on low battery. (Friend B said this)
• The battery only has 1 per cent left. (I thought this was the correct one)
A: "My phone battery is low." or "My phone battery is at 1%." is correct
Q: It's in the discussion thread. Does this sound natural?
A: "in" sounds better to me, but "on" doesn't sound so weird that anyone would notice.

By the way, you're posting this as a question about German.
Q: 1. Please attach yourself to our discussion if you are available.
2. I was deprived of the opportunity to taking part in this operation for failing to put on the gown normatively,because I underestimated the significance of learning the most basic skill at school.
3. Despite of the failure to have an audience with the foremost senator,it still aroused the public attention. Does this sound natural?
A: In that last example it was hard for me to understand at first because:

"I was deprived of the opportunity..." is too neutral considering he was actually stopped.

"...this operation..." until you clarified that it was a surgical operation I couldn't see what the operation might be.

"...failing to put on the gown normatively..." normatively is rarely used in everyday English. For dressing we usually say "properly": "your laces aren't tied properly", etc. Normative is a somewhat technical word. If we meant "normative" in everyday English we would use "nomal".

"...the most basic skill..." for comprehension it helps to know what skill this is. The skill is observing hygiene. Likewise for "" what kind of school was it? Medical school.

In a longer text where the context is clear perhaps you could skip some specifics but not in a sentence on its own.

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