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English noun: disputation

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

Synonymsdebate, public debate

Broader (hypernym)oral presentation, public speaking, speaking, speechmaking

2. disputation (communication) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

SamplesThey were involved in a violent argument.

Synonymsarguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, tilt

Broader (hypernym)conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute

Narrower (hyponym)argle-bargle, argy-bargy, fight, firestorm, polemic, sparring

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