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Definition of the noun disputation

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noun - plural: disputations

  1. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Alternative definition of the noun disputation


  1. 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.
  2. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.


Disputation: In the scholastic system of education of the Middle Ages, disputations offered a formalized method of debate designed to uncover and establish truths in theology and in sciences. Fixed rules governed the process: they demanded dependence on traditional written authorities and the thorough understanding of each argument on each side.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Disputation

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Google previewOur Colonial Curriculum, 1607-1776 (1907)

by Colyer Meriwether

The more theoretical by a special term is called Disputation ; the more practical is indeed called Conference. II. Disputation therefore is that sort of treatment of a problem or connected matter in which two adversaries contend with each other so ...

Google previewThe Atlantic Monthly (1894)

Disputation is a proof of not seeing clearly.” This objection to talking in the place of being or living is constantly raised. The same wise master, in describing the character of a true philosopher, says in epigrammatic form, which would be well ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Daoist Thought (2007)

Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi by Eske Møllgaard

disputation is a purely technical procedure and entirely inscribed in the world of man (ren). According to Zhuangzi , only saying ...

Google previewHealing the Angry Brain (2012)

How Understanding the Way Your Brain Works Can Help You Control Anger and Aggression by Ronald Potter-Efron

Disputation is a technique in ...

Google previewCoaching Psychology in Schools (2015)

Enhancing Performance, Development and Wellbeing by Mark Adams

To this end, the coach introduced Michael to the cognitive-behavioural method of disputation. Disputing self-limiting thoughts Disputation is a process in which questioning is used to challenge and evaluate the validity and utility of thinking ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann

On the day set apart for this purpose the lectures and other exercises were suspended, so that all the masters, bachelors, and scholars might be present at the disputation. One of the masters (disputans) announced, in the form of question or ...

Google previewA Religious Encyclopædia, Or, Dictionary of Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal and Practical Theology (1884)

Based on the Real-encyklopädie of H Erzog, Plitt and Hauck by Philip Schaff

The disputation ended with a complete victory for Zwingli: the Reformation was formally adopted for the territory of Zurich. An artfully written letter ...

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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. (George Eliot)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1P3U1T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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