|1.||[ noun ] a conversation between two persons|
|2.||[ noun ] (writing) a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people|
"he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"
|3.||[ noun ] (writing) the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction|
|Related terms:||script duologue actor's_line|
|4.||[ noun ] a discussion intended to produce an agreement|
"the buyout negotiation lasted several days" "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue" "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
|Related terms:||discussion bargaining diplomacy collective_bargaining parley mediation horse_trading negociate|