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Etymology

From Old French conversation, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] conversationem, from conversari ‘to converse’.

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Noun

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conversation

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  1. (obsolete) Interaction; commerce or intercourse between people.
  2. (obsolete) Sexual intercourse.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 333:
      The landlady therefore would by no means have admitted any conversation of a disreputable kind to pass under her roof.
  3. Expression and exchange of individual ideas; talking with other people.
  4. (fencing) The back-and-forth play of the blades in a bout.

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from classical Latin conversatio.

Pronunciation

Noun

conversation f. (plural conversations)

  1. conversation

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