the act of disputing
or debating; verbal controversy; discussion or debate.
an academic exercise consisting of the arguing of a thesis between its maintainer and its opponents.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English disputacioun Related forms
< Latin disputātiōn-
(stem of disputātiō
), equivalent to disputāt
) (past participle of disputāre; disput-
) + -ātus -ate1
) + -iōn- -ion
; replacing desputisoun
< Old French