group discussion

Definitions of group discussion
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n a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

Synonyms:
conference
Types:
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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
sidebar
(law) a courtroom conference between the lawyers and the judge that is held out of the jury's hearing
backgrounder
a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy
sitting
a session as of a legislature or court
clinic
meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity
closed session, executive session
a session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public
hearing
a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
skull session
a session (as of executives or advisors) to discuss policy or strategy or to solve problems or exchange ideas
special session
a session that is held in addition to the regular sessions
tutorial
a session of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual or to a small number of students
Type of:
discussion, give-and-take, word
an exchange of views on some topic

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