give-and-take

Definitions of give-and-take
  1. noun
    mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    synonyms: interchange, reciprocation
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    reciprocity
    mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
    cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization
    interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial
    dealings, traffic
    social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
    relation
    (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
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    interaction
    a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
  2. noun
    an exchange of views on some topic
    synonyms: discussion, word
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    Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
    negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
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    argument, argumentation, debate
    a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    deliberation
    (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    conference, group discussion
    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
    panel discussion
    discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
    post-mortem, postmortem
    discussion of an event after it has occurred
    public discussion, ventilation
    free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
    dialogue, negotiation, talks
    a discussion intended to produce an agreement
    logomachy
    argument about words or the meaning of words
    parley
    a negotiation between enemies
    bull session
    an informal discussion (usually among men)
    colloquy
    a conversation especially a formal one
    consultation
    a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question
    audience, consultation, interview
    a conference (usually with someone important)
    huddle, powwow
    (informal) a quick private conference
    news conference, press conference
    a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity
    pretrial, pretrial conference
    (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
    round table, round-table conference, roundtable
    a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
    session
    a meeting for execution of a group's functions
    teach-in
    an extended session (as on a college campus) for lectures and discussion on an important and usually controversial issue
    teleconference, teleconferencing
    a conference of people who are in different locations that is made possible by the use of such telecommunications equipment as closed-circuit television
    diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations
    negotiation between nations
    bargaining
    the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
    collective bargaining
    negotiation between an employer and trade union
    horse trading
    negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
    mediation
    a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
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    language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
    (language) communication by word of mouth
  3. noun
    light teasing repartee
    synonyms: backchat, banter, raillery
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    types:
    badinage
    frivolous banter
    persiflage
    light teasing
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    repartee
    adroitness and cleverness in reply
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