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Pronunciation:  ni`gowshee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms
  2. [n]  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"

NEGOTIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: dialogue, talks
 See Also: activity, bargaining, collective bargaining, diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations, discussion, give-and-take, horse trading, mediation, parley, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ne*go`ti*a"tion\, n. [L. negotiatio: cf. F.
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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The process of submission and consideration of offers until an acceptable offer is made and accepted.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: audience, bargaining, bargaining session, business deal, chaffer, chaffering, collective bargaining, coming to terms, commercial transaction, conclave, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation, congress, consultation, convention, council, council fire, council of war, deal, dickering, discussion, exchange of views, eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, haggle, haggling, higgling, high-level talk, huddle, interchange of views, interview, meeting, negotiations, news conference, operation, package bargaining, package deal, palaver, parley, pattern bargaining, pourparler, powwow, press conference, seance, session, sitting, summit, summit conference, summitry, transaction, turn