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News Words: Dialogue

News Words: Dialogue
Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words." This word has to do with talking.

Listen to US Vice President Joe Biden speaking at an American - Chinese conference: Leaving the military dimension of our dialogue underdeveloped on the both sides causes use to run unnecessary risk.

So I welcome yesterday the round of strategic security dialogue and the enhanced dialogue between our senior military leaders.

A dialogue is when people speak with one another. It is a discussion -- an exchange of ideas to work out differences. And in movies and books, dialogue is what we call the words that people speak.

Now, when you hear the word "dialogue," you will know what this News Word means.