Dialogue vs Discussion - What's the difference?

dialogue | discussion |


As nouns the difference between dialogue and discussion

is that dialogue is a conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals while discussion is conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.

As a verb dialogue

is (informal|business) to discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.

dialogue

English

Alternative forms

* (US and computing) dialog

Noun

(en noun)
  • A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
  • Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
  • * 2013 , Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession'' (in ''The Guardian , 19 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/19/lance-armstrong-legal-challenges-confession]
  • The hours of dialogue with Winfrey, which culminated in a choked-up moment on Friday night as he discussed the impact of his cheating on his family, appear to have failed to give Armstrong the redemption that he craves.
  • In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
  • The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
  • A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
  • A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
  • (computing) A dialogue box.
  • Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.

    Antonyms

    * introspection * monologue * multilogue

    Derived terms

    ( conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals) * dialogic * dialogical * dialogically * dialogism * dialogist * dialogistic * dialogistically * dialogize * modal dialogue

    Verb

    (dialogu)
  • (informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
  • Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.
  • (obsolete) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.
  • (Shakespeare)

    discussion

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic.
  • There was then a long discussion of whether to capitalize words like "east".
    This topic is not open to discussion .
  • Text giving further detail on a subject.
  • Under each heading, you will find a discussion section.