Meaning of discourse

Definition of discourse

an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
(verb) to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
talk at length and formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

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