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logomachy

[loh-gom-uh-kee] /loʊˈgɒm ə ki/
noun, plural logomachies.
1.
a dispute about or concerning words.
2.
an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
3.
a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Greek logomachía. See logo-, -machy
Related forms
logomachic
[law-guh-mak-ik, log-uh-] /ˌlɔ gəˈmæk ɪk, ˌlɒg ə-/ (Show IPA),
logomachical, adjective
logomachist, logomach, noun
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Examples for logomachy
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for logomachy

logomachy

/lɒˈɡɒməkɪ/
noun (pl) -chies
1.
argument about words or the meaning of words
Derived Forms
logomachist, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Greek logomakhia, from logos word + makhē battle
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