Definition of disputation
1 : the action of disputing : verbal controversy continuous disputation between them ideological disputations
2 : an academic exercise in oral defense of a thesis by formal logic
Examples of disputation in a Sentence
years of debate and disputation
a heated disputation over the true authorship of the poem popularly known as “The Night Before Christmas”
Recent Examples of disputation from the Web
First there was Trump’s disputation of the intelligence findings that Russia was behind the hacking of Clinton campaign emails.
And having four teams in the playoff (as opposed to two chosen to play for the title during the B.C.S. era) has meant less disputation.
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First Known Use of disputation
DISPUTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disputation for English Language Learners
: a disagreement or argument
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