noun, plural logomachies.
a dispute about or concerning words.
an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed.

1560–70; < Greek logomachía. See logo-, -machy

logomachic [law-guh-mak-ik, log-uh-] , logomachical, adjective
logomachist, logomach, noun
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logomachy (lɒˈɡɒməkɪ)
n , pl -chies
argument about words or the meaning of words
[C16: from Greek logomakhia, from logos word + makhē battle]

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But it must be seen for what it is-a logomachy over labels and not a disagreement with underlying policy.
The features of tho afternoon were progressive logomachy and cards.
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