debate, disputation, public debate(noun)
the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
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.
The numerical value of public debate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of public debate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am irritated by one question dominating the recent public debate: when will you finally buy?
Only after a broad public debate, which will last a whole month, will the government vote on it.
(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?
You cannot talk credibly about lowering emissions globally if, for example, you are slow to acknowledge climate change; if you undermine calls for an effective carbon price; and if you always descend into the 'jobs versus environment' argument in the public debate.
I've said before that we will take no deal over a bad deal, but if I can prove that the deal we've put in place assures us through indisputable verification mechanisms that Iran cannot achieve breakout capacity, if I've got a bunch of scientists and nuclear experts saying this assures us that Iran is not on the brink of being a nuclear weapons power, then that's a public debate we should have.
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