disputation

noun dis·pu·ta·tion \ ˌdis-pyə-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

  1. years of debate and disputation

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

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First Known Use of disputation

14th century


DISPUTATION Defined for English Language Learners

disputation

noun

Definition of disputation for English Language Learners

  • : a disagreement or argument



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