Complete Definition of "discourse"

English
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Etymology
From F. discours, from L. discursus.

Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. context|uncountable|archaic Verbal exchange, conversation.
  2. uncountable verbal|Verbal expression, either in speech or writing.
  3. countable A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written.
  4. context|social sciences|countable An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after w:Michel Foucault|Michel Foucault).

Synonyms
(verbal expression): communication, expression
(verb exchange): conversation, discussion, talk
(formal lengthy exposition of some subject): study
(in social sciences):

Translations
trans-top|verbal exchange or conversation
Greek: ÏÏνομιλία (sinomilia) f
Italian: discorso m
Japanese: ä¼è©±
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Portuguese: discussão f
Romanian: discurs n, conversaţie f
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trans-top|verbal expression
Greek: ομιλία (omilia) f
Italian: discorso m
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Portuguese: discurso m
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trans-top|formal lengthy exposition of some subject
French: discours m
Greek: ομιλία (omilia) f
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Japanese: è«æ (scholarly essay)
Portuguese: discurso m
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trans-top|in social sciences
Greek: διάλεξη (dialexi) f
Hebrew: ש×× (syakh) m
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Japanese: ãã¤ã¹ã¯ã¼
Portuguese: discurso m
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ttbc|Chinese: æ¼è¬, æ¼è®², 話èª
ttbc|Dutch: verhandeling f
ttbc|German: Darlegung f
ttbc|Korean: ë¼ì¤
ttbc|Spanish: discurso m

Verb
en-verb|discours|ing

  1. intransitive To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.
  2. intransitive To write or speak formally and at length.

Synonyms
(engage in discussion or conversation): converse, talk
(write or speak formally and at length):

Translations
trans-top|engage in discussion or conversation
Greek: ÏÏÎ½Î¿Î¼Î¹Î»Ï (sinomilo), διαλέγομαι (dialegome)
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trans-top|write or speak formally and at length
Greek: διαλέγομαι (dialegome)
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