Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A simplified spelling of dialogue.

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  • noun A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
  • noun In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
  • noun A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
  • noun computing A dialog box.
  • verb informal, business To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
  • noun a conversation between two persons
  • noun the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

Etymologies

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From Middle English dialog ("A literary talk, literary composition in dialog form; dialogus, the Dialogues of Pope Gregory the Great; a conversation"), from Ancient Greek διάλογος (dialogos, "conversation, discourse"), from διά (dia, "through, inter") + λόγος (logos, "speech, oration, discourse"), from διαλέγομαι (dialegomai, "to converse"), from διά + λέγειν (legein, "to speak").

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