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(Definition of debate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of debate

debate

Politics became inseparably entwined with cultural or intellectual debates from the onset.

Theoretically there is the challenge of contributing to current debates on how music is perceived, understood and used as an effective means of communication.

Issues like identity and relations to the foreign may not be restricted to debates on national(ist) archaeologies.

Rather, one needs to accept that immersion pedagogy is located in a range of sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and educational debates.

The precise character and form of historical definitions of ‘peace’ have always been debated.

The ethical resources of this society are only now being explored as the concept comes to be debated.

Revulsion to dismemberment (or to creating a member where there was none, as it were) further manifests itself in debates over the acceptability of transsexuals.

Debates about futility are debates about specific interpretations of the basic concept.

Developments in cybernetics should be openly debated with accountability to the public, especially for investment of public funds.

The debates demonstrated the importance of a more liberal regime after 1901.

Whereas in the earlier period debates about taxation had tended to focus upon political and constitutional issues, they now centred around economic ones.

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At minister ial level, questions of competence and status continued to be debated into the 1970s.

What follows is an investigation of these records in the light of the debates outlined above.

In each area there is a synthesis of selected research findings, with commentary on major debates.

In the early days of bioethics, there were three methodological debates.

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Collocations with debate

debate

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bitter debate

Central to centuries of contestation was the notion of usage and the bitter debate over whether this involved legal right or tolerated privilege.

considerable debate

There is considerable debate about the range of values of e for continental lithosphere.

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Translations of debate

in Chinese (Traditional)

談論,討論, 爭論,辯論, 討論…

in Chinese (Simplified)

谈论,讨论, 争论,辩论, 讨论…

in Spanish

debate, debatir, darle vueltas a…

in Portuguese

debate, discussão, debater…

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tartışma, müzakere, tartışmak…

débat [masculine], débat [masculine]contradictoire, débattre…

debat, debatre, donar voltes a…

diskuse, spor, debatovat…

debat, debattere, diskutere…

debat, membicarakan, mempertimbangkan…

การโต้วาที, พิจารณา, อภิปราย…

cuộc tranh luận, tranh luận, cân nhắc…

dyskusja, debata, dyskutować…

die Debatte, debattieren, überlegen…

debatt [masculine], diskusjon [masculine], paneldebatt [masculine]…

토론, 토론하다, (결정을 내리기 위해) 토의하다…

dibattito, dibattere, considerare…

дискуссия, спор, дискутировать…

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