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Whenever anyone asks me if I'm from a TV show, I say yes - no matter whether I've ever been on it. It just makes the conversation that much easier.
Michael Ian Black

Meaning of "conversation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVERSATION

conversation  [ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVERSATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conversation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONVERSATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

conversation

Conversation

Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.

Definition of conversation in the English dictionary

The definition of conversation in the dictionary is the interchange through speech of information, ideas, etc; spoken communication.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVERSATION


affixation
ˌæfɪkˈseɪʃən
Alsatian
ælˈseɪʃən
annexation
ˌænɪkˈseɪʃən
cassation
kæˈseɪʃən
cessation
sɛˈseɪʃən
compensation
ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən
condensation
ˌkɒndɛnˈseɪʃən
decompensation
diːˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən
dispensation
ˌdɪspɛnˈseɪʃən
extravasation
ɪkˌstrævəˈseɪʃən
fixation
fɪkˈseɪʃən
indexation
ˌɪndɛkˈseɪʃən
laxation
lækˈseɪʃən
luxation
lʌkˈseɪʃən
malversation
ˌmælvɜːˈseɪʃən
pulsation
pʌlˈseɪʃən
relaxation
ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən
sensation
sɛnˈseɪʃən
taxation
tækˈseɪʃən
vexation
vɛkˈseɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVERSATION

conversable
conversableness
conversably
conversance
conversancy
conversant
conversantly
conversation class
conversation piece
conversation stopper
conversational
conversational implicature
conversationalist
conversationally
conversationism
conversationist
conversative
conversazione
conversazioni
converse

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVERSATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation

Synonyms and antonyms of conversation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONVERSATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «conversation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of conversation

Translation of «conversation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVERSATION

Find out the translation of conversation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conversation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conversation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

会话
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conversación
570 millions of speakers

English

conversation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बातचीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحَادَثَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

разговор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conversa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কথোপকথন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conversation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perbualan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Unterhaltung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

会話
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Obrolan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc nói chuyện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரையாடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संभाषण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

konuşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conversazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozmowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бесіда
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

conversație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνομιλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesprek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samtal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konversasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conversation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVERSATION»

The term «conversation» is very widely used and occupies the 4.100 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVERSATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «conversation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «conversation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conversation

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONVERSATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conversation.
1
Ryan Adams
To make a song is a gift, and once it's done it keeps evolving and changing and becomes a tool to interact with other people. It's like a conversation.
2
Amos Bronson Alcott
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
3
Antonin Artaud
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
4
Jacob Artist
When I was a senior, I got accepted into the Julliard School for Dance, but ultimately decided to move to L.A. to act, so that was a fun conversation with the parents. I truly have some of the greatest parents ever.
5
Rosecrans Baldwin
Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn't have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship - all perks of adulthood.
6
Noah Baumbach
That's the nice thing about collaborating with someone: Your work becomes a conversation.
7
Yves Behar
An ideal day for me is a combination of a fun-exciting creative moment with work partners, some laughs and games with my kids, a good surf session, and great conversation with friends around a meal.
8
Nate Berkus
I didn't necessarily want to be famous growing up, but I knew I would be a good famous person because I'm not offended if somebody comes up to me and knows things about me and wants to engage me in a conversation.
9
Donald Berwick
The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80% of the total health care bill out there. There is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
10
Michael Ian Black
Whenever anyone asks me if I'm from a TV show, I say yes - no matter whether I've ever been on it. It just makes the conversation that much easier.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVERSATION»

Discover the use of conversation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conversation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Conversation
Approaches the subject of conversation in a sophisticated, thought-provoking manner, explaining what kind of talk charmed and excited people in the past, why conversation is different today and what it could be like in the future.
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2
How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends: Revised And ...
Small-talk expert Don Gabor has completely revised and updated this definitive guide, showing how to combine essential techniques in the art of conversation with necessary skills for communicating in the twenty-first century.
Don Gabor, 2011
3
Telephone Conversation
"... Hopper's aim is to begin to reveal to us the complex world of telephone conversation, and that is what he succeeds marvellously in doing." —Discourse & Society "A guided tour through the interior world of phone interactions, ...
Robert Hopper, 1992
4
Conversation: A History of a Declining Art
Essayist Stephen Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking an historical and philosophical view of the subject.
Stephen Miller, 2008
5
Conversation: From Description to Pedagogy
This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its implications for the ELT classroom.
Scott Thornbury, Diana Slade, 2006
6
Joining the Conversation: Writing in College and Beyond
Meeting students where they are — working online and collaboratively — Joining the Conversation embraces the new realities of writing, without sacrificing the support that students need as they write for college and beyond.
Mike Palmquist, 2010
7
Conversation: What to Say and How to Say It
If so, you need the comprehensive and straightforward advice that Mary Greer Conklin dispenses in Conversation: What to Say and How to Say It. A must-read for shy or socially challenged readers.
Mary Greer Conklin, 2009
8
101 Conversation Starters for Couples SAMPLER
With 101 probing questions, couples will find their relationship enhanced, their intimacy deepened, and their romance ignited. 101 Conversation Starters for Couples is the perfect companion to the best-selling book, The 5 Love Languages.
Gary D Chapman, Ramon L. Presson, 2012
9
Conversation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
This work focuses explicitly on the ways in which researchers from different disciplines investigate interpersonal communication.
Derek Roger, Peter Bull, 1989
10
Structure, Agency and the Internal Conversation
Explores the relationship between structure and agency through human reflexivity and the internal conversation.
Margaret Scotford Archer, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVERSATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conversation is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Conversation: How to Make It in Black America' Is Rough, Raw, and …
Conversation: How to Make It in Black America Pt. 1, a compelling new performance piece by Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, Saroya Marsh, and ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
2
A Conversation With the Psychologist Behind 'Inside Out'
Emotions expert Dacher Keltner, who advised director Pete Docter throughout the making of the new Pixar hit, dives deep into the science of ... «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
3
A Conversation With Tobias Oriwol
Mr. Oriwol, 30, is a former Olympic swimmer and now a project developer at Monadnock Development, a Brooklyn company that specializes in ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Conversation: Third Quarter Forecast Preview 2015
David Judson: Hi, I'm David Judson, editor in chief at Stratfor. With me today is Reva Bhalla, our vice president of analysis. Thank you for ... «STRATFOR, Jul 15»
5
Rethinking Russia: A Conversation With Russia Scholar Stephen F …
Last week I had the honor of interviewing Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
The magical, disappearing Scott Walker conversation
The chief economist at the Heritage Foundation is itself an awkward title – the Republican think tank has moved away from its pretense of ... «MSNBC, Jul 15»
7
Astoria Police to host 'Coffee with a Cop' conversation
Astoria Police officers will host an informal community conversation, “Coffee with a Cop,” at 8:30 a.m. July 20 at 3 Cups Coffee House, 279 W. «Daily Astorian, Jul 15»
8
Conversation With Composer Jozef van Wissem
Below is an excerpt from our conversation via Skype on June 14, 2015. MN: Tell me a little bit about who you are and where you are from. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
Fell By Leather: A Conversation Between Mark Kozelek and Anar …
The conversation plays out like one of Kozelek's recent songs on Universal Themes. The seemingly meandering details help paint the scope of ... «Consequence of Sound, Jul 15»
10
Bungie Day: Here's a Destiny conversation between devs and Wil …
It's hosted by Wil Wheaton and features Bungie co-founderJason Jones, design director Luke Smith, senior environment animator Jason ... «VG247, Jul 15»

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