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disputation (public speaking)

Definition:

the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

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:

Public debate

may mean simply debating by the public, or in public. The term is also used for a particular formal style of debate in a competitive or educational context. Two teams of two compete through six rounds of argument, giving persuasive speeches on a ... (43 of 1361 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Public debate

Collins Dictionary:

disputation | conversation [obsolete, sense-specific]

the act or an instance of arguing | a formal academic debate on a thesis | an obsolete word for "conversation" (19 of 412 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

disputation | contestation [synonym, sense-specific] | controversy [synonym, sense-specific] | debate [synonym, sense-specific] | difference [synonym, sense-specific] | difficulty [synonym, sense-specific] | disagreement [synonym, sense-specific] | dispute [synonym, sense-specific] | dissension [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the action of disputing; verbal controversy | an academic exercise in oral defense of a thesis by formal logic (18 of 124 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

dispute [entry 2] | disputation [noun, dated, derived] | disputatious [adjective, dated, derived] | disputed [adjective, derived]

to disagree with something that someone says | (a) disagreement (9 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

disputation | disputative [derived]

debate or argument | formal academic debate (6 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Wiktionary:

disputation | disputations [plural] | dispute [synonym, sense-specific]

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. | A rhetorical exercise in which parties... (37 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Random House Dictionary:

disputation | conversation [obsolete, synonym, sense-specific]

the act of disputing or debating; verbal controversy; discussion or debate. | an academic exercise consisting of the arguing of a thesis between its ... (23 of 36 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/disputation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

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

a discussion in which people disagree strongly (7 of 34 words, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

disputation

The act of disputing; debate. | An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis. (20 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/disputation

New World Dictionary:

disputation

the act of disputing; dispute | discussion marked by formal debate, often as an exercise (14 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/disputation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

debate [rhetoric]

formal, oral confrontation between two individuals, teams, or groups who present arguments to support opposing sides of a question, generally ... (20 of 297 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/154700​/debate

Encarta Dictionary:

disputation | disputations [plural]

argumentation or disagreement | a formal academic debate in defense of a thesis (12 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605348​/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

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

Google Dictionary:

disputation | disputations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "disputation"

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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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