discourse

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dis‧course

Noun[change]

Singular
discourse

Plural
discourses

  1. (old, no longer used), (uncountable) Discourse is conversation.
  2. (uncountable) Discourse is communication in words of either talking or writing.
  3. (countable) A discourse is a long formal discussion about a topic, either through talking or in writing.
  4. (countable) A discourse is any reasonable expression or reason.

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Plain form
discourse

Third-person singular
discourses

Past tense
discoursed

Past participle
discoursed

Present participle
discoursing

  1. (intransitive) If someone discourses, they talk or converse with someone else; they make conversation.
  2. (intransitive) If someone discourses, they write or talk formally and for a good length of time.

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