a matter of debate

Definition of a matter of debate

  1. :  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

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

debateplay
  1. :  a contention by words or arguments : such as

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

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

  1. :  fight, contend

    :  to contend in words

    :  to discuss a question by considering opposed arguments


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