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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪskɔː(ɹ)s/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪskɔː(ɹ)s/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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DISCOURSE (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ DISCOURSES) * (uncountable, archaic) Verbal exchange, conversation. * 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII Two or three of the gentlemen sat near him, and I caught at times scraps of their conversation across the room. At first I could not make much sense of what I heard; for the DISCOURSE of Louisa Eshton and Mary Ingram, who sat nearer to me, confused the fragmentary sentences that reached me at intervals. * (uncountable) Expression in words, either speech or writing. * (countable) A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written. _The preacher gave us a long DISCOURSE on duty._ * (countable) Any rational expression, reason. * South difficult, strange, and harsh to the DISCOURSES of natural reason * Shakespeare Sure he that made us with such large DISCOURSE, / Looking before and after, gave us not / That capability and godlike reason / To rust in us unused. * (social sciences, countable) An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after Michel Foucault). * 2007, Christine L. Marran, _Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture_ (page 137) Furthermore, it should be recalled from the previous chapter that criminological DISCOURSE of the 1930s deemed every woman a potential criminal, implicitly including the domestic woman. * 2008, Jane Anna Gordon, Lewis Gordon, _A Companion to African-American Studies_ (page 308) But equally important to the emergence of uniquely African-American queer DISCOURSES is the refusal of African-American movements for liberation to address adequately issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. * (obsolete) Dealing; transaction. * Beaumont and Fletcher Good Captain Bessus, tell us the DISCOURSE / Betwixt Tigranes and our king, and how / We got the victory. SYNONYMS * (expression in words): communication, expression * (verbal exchange): debate, conversation, discussion, talk * (formal lengthy exposition of some subject): dissertation, lecture, sermon, study, treatise * (rational expression): ratiocination DERIVED TERMS * direct discourse * indirect discourse RELATED TERMS * course * discursive TRANSLATIONS

discourse (countable and uncountable, plural discourses)

  1. (uncountable, archaic) Verbal exchange, conversation.
  2. (uncountable) Expression in words, either speech or writing.
  3. (countable) A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written.
    The preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
  4. (countable) Any rational expression, reason.
  5. (social sciences, countable) An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after Michel Foucault).
  6. (obsolete) Dealing; transaction.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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DISCOURSE (_third-person singular simple present_ DISCOURSES, _present participle_ DISCOURSING, _simple past and past participle_ DISCOURSED) * (intransitive) To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse. * (intransitive) To write or speak formally and at length. * (obsolete, transitive) To debate. * To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason. (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?) SYNONYMS * (engage in discussion or conversation): converse, talk * (write or speak formally and at length): DERIVED TERMS * discourser TRANSLATIONS

discourse (third-person singular simple present discourses, present participle discoursing, simple past and past participle discoursed)

  1. (intransitive) To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.
  2. (intransitive) To write or speak formally and at length.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To debate.
  4. To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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