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Noun: disputation  ,dis-pyû'tey-shun
  1. The formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    - debate, public debate
  2. A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    "they were involved in a violent disputation";
    - controversy, contention, contestation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing

Derived forms: disputations

Type of: conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, oral presentation, public speaking, speaking, speechmaking

Encyclopedia: Disputation