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disputation (dispute)

Definition:

a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

dispute

Plural:

disputations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

late Middle English: from Latin disputatio(n-), from the verb disputare (see...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of disputation...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Controversy

a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view. The word was coined from the Latin controversia, as a composite of controversus - "turned in an opposite direction," from contra - ... (41 of 1721 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Controversy

Controversy (disambiguation)

the disagreement and disapproval of or about someone or something. It typically occurs when criticicism is prolonged and public. Controversy may also refer to: Controversy (law), the legal usage of the term | Controversy (Prince album), a 1981 album by... (39 of 173 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Controversy (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

controversy | controversies [plural]

dispute, argument, or debate, especially one concerning a matter about which there is strong disagreement and especially one carried on in public or ... (23 of 506 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/controversy

Merriam-Webster:

controversy | controversies [plural] | dispute [synonym, sense-specific] | quarrel [synonym, sense-specific] | strife [synonym, sense-specific] | altercation [synonym, sense-specific] | argle-bargle [British, synonym, sense-specific] | argy-bargy [British, synonym, sense-specific] | battle royal [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a discussion marked especially by the expression of opposing views; "dispute" | "quarrel", "strife" (13 of 203 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/controversy

Oxford Dictionary:

controversy | controversies [plural]

prolonged public disagreement or heated discussion There are two possible pronunciations of the word controversy: one puts the stress on the con- and ... (23 of 114 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/controversy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

controversy [countable/uncountable] | controversies [plural]

a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about (20 of 83 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/controversy

American Heritage Dictionary:

controversy | controversies [plural]

A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views. | The act or practice of engaging in such disputes (20 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/controversy

Cambridge Dictionary:

controversy

a lot of disagreement or argument about something, usually because it affects or is important to many people (18 of 47 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/controversy

New World Dictionary:

controversy | controversies [plural]

a lengthy discussion of an important question in which opposing opinions clash; debate; disputation | a quarrel or dispute (18 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/controversy

Wiktionary:

controversy | controversies [plural] | dispute [synonym] | strife [synonym] | disceptation [archaic] | discussion [archaic] | disputation [archaic] | disceptations [plural, archaic]

A debate, discussion of opposing opinions; strife. (7 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/controversy

Random House Dictionary:

controversy | controversies [plural]

a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion. | contention, strife, or argument. (17 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/controversy

Britannica Encyclopedia:

argument [logic]

in logic, reasons that support a conclusion, sometimes formulated so that the conclusion is deduced from premises. Erroneous arguments are called ... (21 of 50 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/33993​/argument

Encarta Dictionary:

controversy | controversies [plural]

disagreement on a contentious topic, strongly felt or expressed by all those concerned, or an instance of this (18 of 46 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600033​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

disputation

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin disputatio(n-), from the verb disputare (see "dispute")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/disputation

New World Dictionary:

disputation

Origin: Middle English disputacioun from Latin disputatio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/disputation

Wiktionary:

disputation | disputations [plural]

Origin: Latin disputatio

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/disputation

disceptation [archaic]

Origin: Latin disceptatio.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/disceptation

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

disputation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "disputation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/disputation

Cambridge Dictionary:

dispute [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "disputation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "disputation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dispute 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

disputation [countable/uncountable, formal] | disputations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "disputation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/disputation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

disputation [countable/uncountable, formal] | disputations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "disputation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/disputation

the Free Dictionary:

disputation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "disputation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "disputation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "disputation" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/disputation

disceptation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "disceptation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "disceptation"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/disceptation

Google Dictionary:

disputation | disputations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "disputation"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=disputation

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

disputation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "disputation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=disput​03 word=disputation

YourDictionary Audio:

disputation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "disputation" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/disputation

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