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disputation

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noun dis·pu·ta·tion \ˌdis-pyə-ˈtā-shən\

Simple Definition of disputation

  • : a disagreement or argument

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disputation

  1. 1 :  the action of disputing :  verbal controversy <continuous disputation between them> <ideological disputations>

  2. 2 :  an academic exercise in oral defense of a thesis by formal logic

Examples of disputation in a sentence

  1. years of debate and disputation

  2. <a heated disputation over the true authorship of the poem popularly known as The Night Before Christmas>



14th Century

First Known Use of disputation

14th century


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