Meaning of NEGOTIATION in English
/ nɪˌgəʊʃiˈeɪʃn; NAmE -ˌgoʊʃi-/ noun
[ C , usually pl. , U ] formal discussion between people who are trying to reach an agreement :
peace / trade / wage, etc. negotiations
They begin another round of negotiations today.
to enter into / open / conduct negotiations with sb
The rent is a matter for negotiation between the landlord and the tenant.
A contract is prepared in negotiation with our clients
The issue is still under negotiation .
The price is generally open to negotiation .
late 15th cent. (denoting an act of dealing with another person): from Latin negotiatio(n-) , from the verb negotiari , from negotium business, from neg- not + otium leisure.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005