n [U, C often pl 作不可数名词或可数名词, 後者常作复数] discussion aimed at reaching an agreement; negotiating 商议; 谈判; 让与; 流通
*be in negotiation with sb 与某人商议
* The price is a matter of/for negotiation. 价格是可以商议的.
* Negotiation of the sale took a long time. 有关销售的谈判用了很长时间.
* enter into/open/carry on/resume negotiations with sb 与某人着手[展开/进行/恢复]谈判
* A settlement was reached after lengthy negotiations. 经过长时间的谈判而达成协议.
n [C usually plural, U]
official discussions between the representatives of opposing groups who are trying to reach an agreement, especially in business or politics
The negotiations with the company had reached a crucial stage.
This follows private negotiations between the landowner, and the leisure centre.
He is trying to involve community leaders in negotiations on reform.
open/enter into negotiations (with sb)
(=start official discussions)
The government opened negotiations with the IMF for another loan.
the next round of arms negotiations
The price is generally open to negotiation (=is not fixed and can be discussed) .
1. Suppose that during a negotiation with some government officials, the Minister of Trade makes it clear to you that if you offer him a substantial bribe, you will find it much easier to get an import license for your goods, and you are also likely to 假定在一场与政府官员的谈判中，贸易部长向你明确表示如能给他一大笔贿赂，拿到进口许可证就会容易得多，还可能避免他所说的"程序上的延误" 。