under debate

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under debate

:discussed in a manner where people can offer different opinions :being debated
  • These topics are still under debate.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

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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