Definitions for public debate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debate, disputation, public debate(noun)

    the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)


  1. Public debate

    Public debate may mean simply debating by the public, or in public. The term is also used for a particular formal style of debate in a competitive or educational context. Two teams of two compete through six rounds of argument, giving persuasive speeches on a particular topic.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jens Weidmann:

    I am irritated by one question dominating the recent public debate: when will you finally buy?

  2. Zeev Elkin:

    Only after a broad public debate, which will last a whole month, will the government vote on it.

  3. Andrew Parker:

    I hope that the public debate will be a mature one ... not characterized by ill-informed accusations of 'mass surveillance', or other such lazy two-worded tags.

  4. Jens Weidmann:

    (With low oil prices) An economic stimulus program has been handed to us, why should we add to that with monetary policy? i am irritated by one question dominating the recent public debate: when will you finally buy?

  5. Stewart Jackson:

    You sort of pose as an enlightened helper to the public debate ... And that the wicked awful tax system across the world somehow just happened to Google, whereas actually you’ve made a choice to avoid tax and set up structures specifically so to do.


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