dialog

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dialog (A literary talk, literary composition in dialog form; dialogus, the Dialogues of Pope Gregory the Great; a conversation), from Ancient Greek διάλογος (diálogos, conversation, discourse), from διά (diá, through, inter) + λόγος (lógos, speech, oration, discourse), from διαλέγομαι (dialégomai, to converse), from διά (diá) + λέγειν (légein, to speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dialog (plural dialogs)

  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 9780830834808, page 10:
      The purpose of the dialog is not historical accuracy; the argument is all, as it is with Plato's Socrates.
  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, Audio Postproduction for Film and Video[2], Motion Pictures, Focal Press, ISBN 9780240809717, 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.
    • 2010, John Walkenbach, Excel 2010 Bible[3], John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9780470474877, page 20:
      Navigating dialog boxes is generally very easy — you simply click the control you want to activate.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

dialog m

  1. dialog

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dialog

  1. dialog

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek διάλογος (diálogos, conversation, discourse), from διά (diá, through, inter) + λόγος (lógos, speech, oration, discourse), from διαλέγωμαι (dialégōmai, to converse), from διά (diá) + λέγειν (légein, to speak).

Noun[edit]

dialog m

  1. dialog (US) or dialogue

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “dialog” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dialog m

  1. dialog (conversation or other discourse between individuals)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dia- +‎ -log

Noun[edit]

dialog c

  1. dialog

Declension[edit]