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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French debatre, from Romanic desbattere, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dis- (apart, in different directions) + batuere (to beat, to fence).

Noun

Singular
debate

Plural
debates

debate (debates)
  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.
  2. 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.
  3. (uncountable) Discussion of opposing views.
    There has been considerable debate concerning exactly how to format these articles.
  4. (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 medieval Latin.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to debate

Third person singular
debat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to debate (third-person singular simple present debat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To participate in a debate.

Derived terms

Translations


Albanian

Noun

debate mpl

  1. Plural form of debat; debates.

Spanish

Noun

debate m. (plural debates)

Singular
debate m.

Plural
debates m.

  1. debate, discussion

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