Even Latin is necessary to leave to be able to discover the etymological origin of the term that now occupies us, discussion. Specifically, we can establish that it emanates from the word “discussio”, which can be translated as “analyzing a point of view” and that it is made up of three parts: the prefix “dis-“, which is synonymous with “separation”; the verb “quatere”, which is equivalent to “shake”; and finally the suffix “-ción”, which means “action and effect”.
Discussion is the action and effect of arguing (arguing with another person for different reasons, carefully examining a subject). The term comes from the Latin discussĭo.
For example: “The candidates had a tough discussion before the cameras about the national budget”, “I have been in this position for four years and I have never had an argument with an employee”, “Look, the truth is that I don’t want to continue with this discussion”, “I’m sick of wasting time on pointless discussion”.
The notion can be associated with the idea of debate, since to discuss is to exchange points of view or proposals on a certain topic. The discussion usually arises when opinions are found that are contrary to each other. According to Abbreviationfinder, GD stands for Group Discussion.
The discussion is usually not only verbal, since the people who argue rely on other tools (gestural or otherwise). In an already organized discussion (such as a debate or a round table), it is common to use help elements such as videos, graphics, diagrams, etc.
It is considered that a person wins an argument when he manages to impose his reasoning. This can be achieved from the validity of the arguments or by force (raising your voice or using harsh terms), although the eventual winner of the argument is always subjective.
In one of the areas where this situation that we are analyzing occurs most is within sentimental relationships. Thus, there is what is known as a couple discussion, where the two members show completely opposite positions regarding a specific situation. The family, work, the economy or what each one contributes to the relationship are some of the recurring themes that usually dominate those not-so-friendly dialogues between them.
Experts in this type of relationship establish that in order to avoid a discussion of this nature, it is necessary to bet on understanding the position of the other, not raising your voice, encouraging dialogue and listening to each other.
In a broader sense, a discussion can be an analysis of the results of a study or an investigation: “The discussion of Rodríguez’s report took us more than three hours”, “Your work does not withstand any discussion: I recommend you do it again with more dedication”.
At present, in many international television networks, the discussion has become almost a fundamental pillar. And it is that this dialogue is bet on but taken to its most grotesque version, with high tones of voice and even personal offenses, in order to catch the audience.
However, there are also programs that choose to focus on calm, firm discussions and where respect reigns. Normally these are usually spaces dedicated to political, sports or cultural issues.