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1. The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumour, or the like.

2. The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation. The liberty of discussion is the great safeguard of all other liberties.

(Science: mathematics) (Macaulay) discussion of a problem or an equation, the operation of assigning different reasonable values to the arbitrary quantities and interpreting the result.

Origin: L. Discussio a shaking, examination, discussion: cf. F. Discussion.