Disputation definition

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The act of disputing; debate.
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An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis.
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The act of disputing; dispute.
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Discussion marked by formal debate, often as an exercise.
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The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.
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A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
disputation
Plural:
disputations

Origin of disputation

  • From Old French disputation, from Latin disputatio

    From Wiktionary