from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of negotiating: successful negotiation of a contract; entered into labor negotiations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of achieving agreement through discussion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.
- n. Hence, mercantile business; trading.
- n. The transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc..
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Trading; mercantile business; trafficking.
- n. Mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement, whether directly or by agents or intermediaries; the act or process of treating with another or others in regard to the settlement of some matter, or for the purchase or sale of a commodity, etc.: as, the negotiation of a treaty or a loan.
- n. In com., the act or procedure by which a bill of exchange, etc., is made negotiable—that is, made capable, by acceptance and indorsement, of being passed from hand to hand in payment of indebtedness, or of being transferred to another for a consideration. See negotiable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms
- n. a discussion intended to produce an agreement
Unfortunately Lyons also wrote, "I am authorized by Lord John Russell to confide the negotiation on this matter to you," thus after all implying that a real _negotiation_ with the South was being undertaken.
If we are able to reframe the word negotiation as a "win/win conversation leading to agreement," and we lean into conflict as an opportunity meet and resolve our collective wants, needs and challenges, we can count on transforming and even transcending all that keeps us dithering in quicksand.
The sessions have been classified as "direct talks" the word "negotiation" somehow indicates a compromise, a win-win, a leavening out.
I can scarcely believe that such a negotiation is actually on foot, and yet that I have not the slightest idea of the party!
That piece of information so influenced our view that we eliminated the word "negotiation" from our signature course and renamed it
Well that has been there all the time there is always what you call negotiation with the
Because if you’re truly hands-off in negotiation, you might not know about the mistake until the negotiation is over and you’ve signed the contract.
But Cantor talked tough on the longer-term negotiation involving the rest of 2011 funding, saying that House Republicans still stood behind their legislation that would cut $61 billion in federal agency funding, to return to 2008 spending levels.
Obviously right, actually, to anyone that actually engages in negotiation for a living.
Concessions prior to negotiation is not a strategy. dds says:
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