Until Latin we must leave to discover the etymological origin of the term that now concerns us, discussion. Specifically, we can establish that it emanates from the word "discuss", which can be translated as "analyzing a point of view" and that it is made up of three parts: the prefix "dis-", which is synonymous with "separation"; the verb "quatere", which is equivalent to "shake"; and finally the suffix "-tion", which means "action and effect."
Discussion is the action and effect of discussing (contend with another person for claiming different reasons, carefully examine a subject). The term comes from Latin discussed.
For example: "The candidates had a hard discussion before the cameras for the national budget", "I've been in this position for four years and I've never had an argument with an employee", "Look, the truth is that I don't feel like continuing with this discussion.", "I'm tired of wasting time in a pointless discussion".
The notion can be associated with the idea of debate , since to discuss is to exchange views or proposals on a certain subject. The discussion is usually raised when opinions that are contrary to each other are found.
The discussion is usually not only verbal, since the people they discuss rely on other tools (gestural or otherwise). In an already organized discussion (such as a debate or a round table), it is common to appeal to help elements such as videos, graphics, diagrams, etc.
It is considered that a person wins an argument when he manages to impose his reasoning. This can be achieved from the validity of the arguments or by the force (raising his voice or using hard terms), although the eventual winner of the discussion is always subjective.
In one of the areas where this situation we are analyzing is more, it is within the sentimental relationships. Thus, there is what is known as a couple's discussion, where the two members show totally opposite positions regarding a specific situation. The family, work, economy or what each one brings to the relationship are some of the recurring themes that these not-so-friendly dialogues usually cover between them.
Experts in this type of relationship, establish that to avoid such a discussion you have to bet on understanding the position of the other, not raising your voice, encouraging dialogue and listening to each other.
In a broader sense, a discussion can be a analysis of the results of a study or of a investigation : "The discussion of Rodriguez's report took us more than three hours", “Your work does not resist any discussion: I recommend you do it again with more dedication”.
At present, in many television networks internationally the discussion has become almost a fundamental pillar. And it is that you bet on that dialogue but taken to its most grotesque version, with high tones of voice and even personal offenses, to get to catch the audience.
However, there are also programs that choose to focus on calm, firm discussions and where respect reigns. Normally these are usually spaces dedicated to political, sports or cultural issues.