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ˌdɪs pyʊˈteɪ ʃəndis·pu·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debate, disputation, public debatenoun

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

  2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingnoun

    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    "they were involved in a violent argument"

Wiktionary

  1. disputationnoun

    The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.

    Etymology: From disputatio

  2. disputationnoun

    A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.

    Etymology: From disputatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disputationverb

    the act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument

    Etymology: [OE. desputeson, disputacion, OF. desputeison, F. disputation, fr. L. disputatio. See Dispute, v. i.]

  2. Disputationverb

    a rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed

    Etymology: [OE. desputeson, disputacion, OF. desputeison, F. disputation, fr. L. disputatio. See Dispute, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Disputation

    In the scholastic system of education of the Middle Ages, disputations offered a formalized method of debate designed to uncover and establish truths in theology and in sciences. Fixed rules governed the process: they demanded dependence on traditional written authorities and the thorough understanding of each argument on each side.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disputation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disputation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of disputation in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Joubert:

    The pain of dispute exceeds, by much, its utility. All disputation makes the mind deaf, and when people are deaf I am dumb.

  2. George Eliot:

    Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

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