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DISCOURSE





Definition:

  1. [noun] extended verbal expression in speech or writing

  2. [noun] an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    Synonyms: sermon, preaching

  3. [noun] an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
    Synonyms: discussion, treatment

  4. [verb] to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
    Synonyms: talk about, discuss

  5. [verb] carry on a conversation
    Synonyms: converse

  6. [verb] talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
    Synonyms: dissertate

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