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- negotiation (n.)
- early 15c., from Old French negociacion "business, trade," and directly from Latin negotiationem (nominative negotiatio) "business, traffic," noun of action from past participle stem of negotiari "carry on business, do business, act as a banker," from negotium "a business, employment, occupation, affair (public or private)," also "difficulty, pains, trouble, labor," literally "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see deny) + otium "ease, leisure." The sense expansion from "doing business" to also include "bargaining" about anything took place in Latin.
- 1. They agreed to try to settle their dispute by negotiation.
- 2. These proposals represent a realistic starting point for negotiation.
- 3. Four years of negotiation ended fruitlessly last December.
- 4. A ceasefire is an essential precondition for negotiation.
- 5. The way forward in this situation is by diplomacy and negotiation.
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