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Meaning of DISPUTATION

Pronunciation:  `dispyû'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
  2. [n]  the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
 

DISPUTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, debate, public debate, tilt
 
 See Also: argle-bargle, argy-bargy, conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, oral presentation, polemic, public speaking, sparring, speaking, speechmaking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`pu*ta"tion\, n. [OE. desputeson, disputacion,
OF. desputeison, F. disputation, fr. L. disputatio. See
{Dispute}, v. i.]
1. The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in
   opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy
   in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some
   fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.

2. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in
   opposition to each other on some question proposed.

 

 

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