a matter of debate

Definition of a matter of debate

:being a matter about which people have different ideas and opinions
  • Whether or not the tax cuts benefit the poor is still a matter of debate.

Word by Word Definitions

matter play
  1. : a subject under consideration

  2. : a subject of disagreement or litigation

  3. : the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. : to form or discharge pus : suppurate

  2. : to be of importance : signify

debate play
  1. : a contention by words or arguments : such as

  2. : the formal discussion of a motion (see 1motion 3a) before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure

  3. : a regulated discussion of a proposition (see 1proposition 1b) between two matched sides

  1. : fight, contend

  2. : to contend in words

  3. : to discuss a question by considering opposed arguments


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