Dialog
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Dialog
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English

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Etymology

From Middle English dialog ("A literary discussion or a work written as one"), from Old French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Ancient Greek (diálogos, "conversation, discourse"), from (diá, "through, inter") + (lógos, "speech, oration, discourse"), from ? (dialégomai, "to converse"), from (diá) + (légein, "to speak").

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /'dal/
  • (US) IPA(key): /'dal/
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Noun

dialog (countable and uncountable, plural dialogs) (American spelling)

  1. A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
    • 2008, Peter Kreeft, Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death[1], InterVarsity Press, ->ISBN, page 10:
      The purpose of the dialog is not historical accuracy; the argument is all, as it is with Plato's Socrates.
    • 2014, Stephanie C. Herring, Martin P. Hoerling, Thomas C. Peterson, and Peter A. Stott, "Explaining Extreme Events", in American Meteorological Society[2], retrieved 2015-03-21:
      As we conclude our third annual report on explaining extreme events, the dialog around the value of attribution science is intensifying (Kerr 2013).
  2. In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
    • 2008, Jay Rose, chapter 8, in Audio Postproduction for Film and Video[3] (Motion Pictures), Focal Press, ->ISBN, page 18-:
      Besides, a video post room's console is smaller than those used for film, and you couldn't squander a dozen or more channels on dialog.
  3. A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
    • 1475, Higden's Polychronicon:
      Seynte Aldelme returnyde to Briteyne..makenge mony noble bookes ... of the rewles of feete metricalle, of metaplasmus, of dialog metricalle.
  4. (computing) A dialog box.
    • 2002, Christopher Tacke, ?Timothy Bassett, Embedded Visual Basic: Windows CE and Pocket PC Mobile Applications
      You'll be prompted with the New Project dialog (see Figure 1.11) from which you'll have at least two types of projects from which to choose [...]

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Verb

dialog (third-person singular simple present dialogs, present participle dialoging, simple past and past participle dialoged)

  1. (American spelling, informal, business) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.

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Czech

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dialog m

  1. dialog

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Indonesian

Noun

dialog (plural, first-person possessive dialogku, second-person possessive dialogmu, third-person possessive dialognya)

  1. dialog

Middle English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Old French dialogue, from Latin dialogus, from Ancient Greek (diálogos).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'di:al(?)/, /'di:al?:?(?)/

Noun

dialog (plural dialogges)

  1. A literary discussion or a work written as one.
  2. (rare) An organised talk between two people.

Descendants

  • English: dialog, dialogue

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

dia- +‎ -log; from Ancient Greek (diálogos, "conversation, discourse"), from (diá, "through, inter") + (lógos, "speech, oration, discourse"), from ? (dialég?mai, "to converse"), from (diá) + (légein, "to speak").

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dialog m (definite singular dialogen, indefinite plural dialoger, definite plural dialogene)

  1. dialog (US) or dialogue

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

dia- +‎ -log; from Ancient Greek (diálogos, "conversation, discourse"), from (diá, "through, inter") + (lógos, "speech, oration, discourse"), from ? (dialég?mai, "to converse"), from (diá) + (légein, "to speak").

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dialog m (definite singular dialogen, indefinite plural dialogar, definite plural dialogane)

  1. dialog (US) or dialogue

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Polish

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dialog m inan

  1. dialog (conversation or other discourse between individuals)

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Swedish

Etymology

dia- +‎ -log

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dialog c

  1. dialog

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Declension of dialog 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dialog dialogen dialoger dialogerna
Genitive dialogs dialogens dialogers dialogernas

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