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
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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.
The DOD has been relatively quiet during this public debate and has never shared their objections with me before.
This could be a way for him to keep the right-wing fringe groups occupied and also accomplish the goal of further confusing the public debate.
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.
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