American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Speech between two or more persons; conversation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Interchange of speech; alternation in speaking; dialogue.
- n. Intermediate discussion or argument; in law, an intermediate act or decree before final decision.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Interchange of speech; dialogue; conversation; conference.
- n. (Law) An intermediate act or decree before final decision.
- n. Hence, intermediate argument or discussion.
- Latin interlocūtiō, interlocūtiōn-, from interlocūtus, past participle of interloquī, to interrupt : inter-, inter- + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And if the interlocution is dependent on some or all of that baggage then it's in the baggage that we should be looking for tests -- or, more to the point, for clearer definitions of what it is we're testing for.”
“For him, patterns, context, and interlocution become organizing principles, so that the immune self, assuming a Jernian perspective, is eclipsed by another catch-all metaphor, cognition.”
“It's just that if we can get interlocution without some or all of that baggage, it would be a feat in its own right, but to call it Artificial Intelligence would be a misnomer, I think.”
“A good continued speech, without a good speech of interlocution, shows slowness: and a good reply or second speech, without a good settled speech, showeth shallowness and weakness.”
“With a minimum of plot, drama emerges from the power struggle and hide-and-seek of interlocution.”
“It shows this interlocution of elements and the beauty of kind of engineering and biological thinking, shown pretty much as a bone structure.”
“Experienced in the ways of political intrigue, if not interspecies interlocution, Treappyn had settled himself into a comfortable squat near the edge of the platform.”
“Since it is visually as well as audibly self-evident that your kind is incapable of mature oral communication, despite the surgical addition of synthetic interlocution supplied by our misbegotten captors, I will tolerate your calling me "Sque.”
“At the same time, the quest has become a question, an interlocution; the Poet's mode of perception becomes more interactive.”
“Or doth interlocution make it none Surely a man may as truly preach to one, as to a thousand.”
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