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noun conversation pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒnvə(r)ˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a talk between two or more people, usually a private and informal one
    Later in the evening, the conversation turned to politics.
    conversation between: a conversation between two friends
    have a conversation: She had a long telephone conversation with her mother.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] informal talk between people
    With so much loud music, conversation was almost impossible.
    subject/topic of conversation: He’s so boring – his only topic of conversation is football.
    snatches of conversation (=short parts of a conversation): I overheard a few snatches of conversation and realized we were in trouble.


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