group discussion

Definitions of group discussion
  1. noun
    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
    synonyms: conference
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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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