Definition of Discourse. Meaning of Discourse. Synonyms of Discourse
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Definition of Discourse
DiscourseDiscourse Dis*course", n. [L. discursus a running to and fro,
discourse, fr. discurrere, discursum, to run to and fro, to
discourse; dis- + currere to run: cf. F. discours. See
1. The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it
were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a
conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning;
range of reasoning faculty. [Obs.]
Difficult, strange, and harsh to the discourses of
natural reason. --South.
Sure he that made us with such large discourse,
Looking before and after, gave us not That
capability and godlike reason To fust in us unused.
2. Conversation; talk.
In their discourses after supper. --Shak.
Filling the head with variety of thoughts, and the
mouth with copious discourse. --Locke.
3. The art and manner of speaking and conversing.
Of excellent breeding, admirable discourse. --Shak.
4. Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a
given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation;
sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on
5. Dealing; transaction. [Obs.]
Good Captain Bessus, tell us the discourse Betwixt
Tigranes and our king, and how We got the victory.
--Beau. & Fl.
Discourse Dis*course", v. t.
1. To treat of; to expose or set forth in language. [Obs.]
The life of William Tyndale . . . is sufficiently
and at large discoursed in the book. --Foxe.
2. To utter or give forth; to speak.
It will discourse most eloquent music. --Shak.
3. To talk to; to confer with. [Obs.]
I have spoken to my brother, who is the patron, to
discourse the minister about it. --Evelyn.
Meaning of Discourse from wikipedia
discursus, "running to and from") denotes written
communications: In semantics
- Discourse analysis
(DA), or discourse
studies, is the approaches
written, vocal, or sign language
use, or any significant semiotic
- A discourse marker
is a word or a phrase
a role in managing
the flow and structure
. Since their
is at the level
- Overton window
is the range
of ideas tolerated
in public discourse
, also known
as the window
. The term refers
P. Overton, who claimed...
- the Missionary Discourse
, the Parabolic Discourse
, the Discourse
on the Church, and the Discourse
on End Times. Each of the discourses
has a shorter
on the Origin
of Inequality Among
Men (French: Discours
sur l'origine et les fondements
de l'inégalité parmi
les hommes), also commonly...
is a use of written
may also refer
, the collection
- A discourse community
is a group
a set of discourses
as basic values
and ****umptions, and ways of communicating about
- In the formal
sciences, the domain
, also called
set, or simply
universe, is the set of entities
- Civil discourse
J. Gergen describes civil discourse
as "the language...
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