Definitions for "Discourse"
Conversation; talk.
The art and manner of speaking and conversing.
Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
The way in which a narrative is told. For example, a fabliau often has an ironic or sarcastic discourses, whereas a magic tale has a romantic discourse.
a certain interpretation of culturalsigns pretending to be the interpretation
a dynamic, inherently unstable process in which we generate temporary finitudes of interpretation out of what may be infinite possibilities
In order for communities to function within a democracy, community members must engage in discussion and dialogue, which includes diverse voices and opinions, through which they arrive at shared ideas and visions for their community.
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
Discourse refers to both the writing and speaking in the classroom that teachers and students engage in as they seek way to represent ideas, concepts and their thinking. It is the ways in which they discuss, agree and disagree, and explore the discipline.
By discourse we mean a formal, orderly and usually extended expression of thought on a subject. Comment: (Definition from WWWebster Dictionary) The discourse in a scientific article is the `story' that the authors are telling, reporting their work and justifying its reliability and relevance.
any naturally occurring stretch of language, spoken or written
Formal, extended expression of thought on a subject, either spoken or written. See Rhetoric
The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.
To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
the totality of codified linguistic usages attached to a given type of social practice. E.g.: legal discourse, medical discourse, religious discourse.
an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
a socially and historically viable way of specifying truth and knowledge, and it brings objects into being
a rational set of statements about an object
a set of connected statements
Keywords:  tell, something, relate
To relate something; to tell.
Keywords:  abstract, professional, term
a more professional, and more abstract term
Keywords:  dealing, transaction
Dealing; transaction.
Keywords:  configuration, signs
a configuration of Signs