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Conversation vs. Dialogue

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Main Difference

The main difference between Conversation and Dialogue is that the Conversation is a form of interactive communication between or among people and Dialogue is a conversation between two or more people

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  • Conversation (noun)

    Interaction; commerce or intercourse with other people; dealing with others. 14th-18th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Behaviour, the way one conducts oneself; a person's way of life. from 14th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Sexual intercourse. 16th-19th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Engagement with a specific subject, idea, field of study etc.; understanding, familiarity. 16th–18th c.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Expression and exchange of individual ideas through talking with other people; also, a set instance or occasion of such talking. from 16th c.

    "I had an interesting conversation with Nicolas yesterday about how much he's getting paid."

  • Conversation (noun)

    The back-and-forth play of the blades in a bout.

  • Conversation (noun)

    The protocol-based interaction between systems processing a transaction. from 20th c.

  • Conversation (verb)

    To engage in conversation (with).

  • Dialogue (noun)

    A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.

    "Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship."

  • Dialogue (noun)

    In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.

    "The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster."

  • Dialogue (noun)

    A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.

    "A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers."

  • Dialogue (noun)

    A dialogue box.

    "Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down."

  • Dialogue (verb)

    To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.

    "Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements."

  • Dialogue (verb)

    To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Conversation (noun)

    General course of conduct; behavior.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Commerce; intercourse; traffic.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue.

  • Conversation (noun)

    Sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation.

  • Dialogue (noun)

    A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.

  • Dialogue (noun)

    A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato.

  • Dialogue (verb)

    To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

  • Dialogue

    To express as in dialogue.

Webster Dictionary
  • Conversation (noun)

    the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

  • Dialogue (noun)

    a conversation between two persons

  • Dialogue (noun)

    the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

  • Dialogue (noun)

    a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people;

    "he has read Plato's Dialogues in the original Greek"

  • Dialogue (noun)

    a discussion intended to produce an agreement;

    "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"

    "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"

    "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"

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