WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
dis•cus•sion /dɪˈskʌʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act of discussing:[uncountable]I don't think his proposals leave much room for discussion.
  2. an instance of discussing:[countable]We had a long discussion on why I shouldn't appeal his decision.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
dis•cus•sion  (di skushən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act or instance of discussing;
    consideration or examination by argument, comment, etc., esp. to explore solutions;
    informal debate.
dis•cussion•al, adj. 
  • Late Latin discussiōn- (stem of discussiō) inquiry, examination, Latin: a shaking. See discuss, -ion
  • Anglo-French
  • Middle English 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

discussion /dɪˈskʌʃən/ n
  1. the examination or consideration of a matter in speech or writing

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