Complete Definition of "debate"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪt|-eɪt

Noun
en-noun

  1. An argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting, often with more than two people, generally ending with a vote or other decision.

#: After a four-hour debate, the committee voted to table the motion.

  1. An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views.

#: The debate over the age of the universe is thousands of years old.
#: There was a bit of a debate over who should pay for the damaged fence.

  1. uncountable Discussion of opposing views.

#: There has been considerable debate concerning exactly how to format these articles.

  1. (Frequently in French form débat) a type of literary composition, taking the form of a discussion or disputation, commonly found in the vernacular medieval poetry of many European countries, as well as in wikipedia:medieval Latin|medieval Latin.

Translations

Albanian: debat m
Arabic: ARchar|نقاش m
Czech: debata#Czech|debata f
Dutch: debat n, bespreking f
Finnish: väittely, debatti
French: débat m
German: Debatte f
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Italian: dibattito m, dibattimento m
Russian: дебат (debát) m, дискуссия (diskússija) f, спор (spor) m, полемика (polémika) f
Swedish: debatt
Turkish: münazara

Verb
en-verb|debat|ing

  1. To participate in a debate.

Translations

Albanian: debatoj; diskutoj
Dutch: debatteren, uitpraten, bespreken
Finnish: väitellä
French: débattre
German: debattieren
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Ido: debatar
Italian: dibattere
Russian: дискутировать (diskutírovat’), спорить (sporít’), обсуждать (obsuždát’)
Swedish: debattera
Turkish: tartışmak


Albanian

Noun
debate mpl

  1. plural of|debat|langAlbanian|nodot1; debates.

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