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  Definition of discourse
  1. extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  2. 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"
  3. an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
  4. talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
  5. carry on a conversation
  6. to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante''s `Inferno''"
Similar Words: discussion, treatment, sermon, preaching, dissertate, converse, talk about, discuss

 

Hyponyms: context, linguistic context, context of use, detail, dilation, consideration, talk, expansion, enlargement, elaboration, baccalaureate, kerygma, kerugma, Sermon on the Mount, evangelism, homily, preachment, argue, contend, debate, fence, interview, question, chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit, descant, talk shop

 

Derivational Morphology: talk about, discuss, cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address, preach, prophesy, sermonize, sermonise, preachify, moralize, moralise, dissertation, thesis, conversation, discussion, treatment

 

 
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