- The definition of a panel discussion is a situation in which a group of people are gathered together to discuss an issue, often to provide feedback on something, to brainstorm solutions to a problem or to discuss an issue of public concern in front of an audience.
- An example of a panel discussion is a TV focus group where a group of viewers are assembled to give feedback to the producers on the show.
- An example of a panel discussion is when top scientists gather together to discuss global warming.
- An example of a panel discussion is when a group of local politicians hold an open discussion and invite the public to come with questions or concerns.
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a discussion carried on by a selected group of speakers before an audience
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel, often before an audience.