The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.
a further good opportunity to put your concerns and views before a far broader audience and to initiate debate in relation thereto
an issue of right or wrong, a cerebral exchange of facts and opinions
a still broader interchange of opinions and does not necessarily imply confrontation or disagreement
a transfer of opinions and hopefully some facts
open and usually informal debate.
The purpose of the Discussion is to interpret your results, that is, to explain, analyze, and compare them. The Discussion states whether or not the results from the lab procedure fully support the hypothesis, do not support the hypothesis, or support the hypothesis but with certain exceptions. Specific data-direct evidence from the lab- that either support or reject the hypothesis is identified in paragraph form. Outcomes from results are used to identify the particular data that led to the judgment about the hypothesis. This is the point at which the researcher stands back from the results and talks about them within the broader context set forth in the Introduction. It is perhaps the most important part of the report because it is where you demonstrate that you understand the experiment beyond the level of simply doing it. Do not discuss any outcomes not presented in the Results.