negotiation-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: official discussion aimed at reaching an agreement

Commentary: NEGOTIATION[+event][+speech_act][+discussion][+official][+goal_oriented][+attain_agreement] dialogue, talks - a discussion intended to produce an agreement

The buyout negotiation lasted several days.
The diplomats attempted to keep the negotiations proceeding, despite the incident.
Negotiations between labor and management have resulted in a new contract.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of successful maneuvering

Commentary: NEGOTIATION[+event][+completion][+successful][+of_maneuver]

John's negotiation of a paid 3-month sabbatical for himself caused envy and awe in his coworkers.
The skater's negotiation of the ice was spectacular.
The negotiation of an ordinary car around these turns at high speed would be very difficult.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b