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noun [countable/uncountable] [often plural] American English pronunciation: negotiation /nəˌɡoʊʃiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluralnegotiations
  1. formal discussions in which people or groups try to reach an agreement, especially in a business or political situation

    contract negotiations

    open to negotiation (=able to be changed or agreed upon after discussion):

    The union said that everything is open to negotiation.

    subject to negotiation (=may be changed or decided upon after discussion):

    We've reached a broad agreement, but the details are subject to negotiation.

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