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disputation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disputation  \Dis`pu*ta"tion\,  n.  [OE.  desputeson  disputacion, 
  OF  desputeison  F.  disputation,  fr  L.  disputatio.  See 
  {Dispute},  v.  i.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  rhetorical  exercise  in  which  parties  reason  in 
  opposition  to  each  other  on  some  question  proposed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disputation 
  n  :  the  formal  presentation  of  and  opposition  to  a  stated 
  proposition  (usually  followed  by  a  vote)  [syn:  {debate}, 
  {public  debate}] 




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