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public debate, disputation, debate
n. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

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battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
strife
n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
feud
n. a bitter quarrel between two parties
case
n. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"
discourse, treatment, discussion
n. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
difference of opinion, conflict, difference, dispute
n. a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
disceptation, arguing, argument, tilt, disputation, contestation, contention, controversy
n. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
polemic
n. a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
claim, call
n. a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

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