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.

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