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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 , the committee voted to table the motion.
  1. An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views.
The over the age of the universe is thousands of years old.
There was a bit of a over who should pay for the damaged fence.
  1. (uncountable) Discussion of opposing views.
There has been considerable 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.
verb (debat, ing)
  1. To participate in a debate.

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