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disputation

[dis-pyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of disputing or debating; verbal controversy; discussion or debate.
2.
an academic exercise consisting of the arguing of a thesis between its maintainer and its opponents.
3.
Obsolete, conversation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English disputacioun < Latin disputātiōn- (stem of disputātiō), equivalent to disputāt(us) (past participle of disputāre; disput- (see dispute) + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion; replacing desputisoun < Old French
Related forms
predisputation, noun
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Examples for disputation
  • The dominant activity is free-wheeling, disrespectful, antiauthority disputation.
  • Warning: more disputation and discourse that are highly subjective in tone and content follow.
  • Each of these patents is a tiny masterpiece of logic and disputation.
  • For thirteen days the disputation raged without ceasing.
  • The term polemic denotes disputation for its own sake.
  • Their reluctance to embrace the spirit of the revolution has perpetuated a mood of angry disputation.
  • Unable to read, perhaps because of dyslexia, he loved learning and disputation.
  • The test of disputation, however, must be applied to the parties at the time they entered into the alleged settlement.
  • It is difficult for me to think at this stage that the effect of trade could be all that much in disputation.
British Dictionary definitions for disputation

disputation

/ˌdɪspjʊˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of arguing
2.
a formal academic debate on a thesis
3.
an obsolete word for conversation
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