disputation

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

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


DISPUTATION Defined for English Language Learners

disputation

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

Definition of disputation for English Language Learners

  • : a disagreement or argument



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