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debate

noun [C/U]    /dɪˈbeɪt/
English a discussion, esp. one in which several people with different opinions about something discuss them seriously, or the process of discussing something: [U] Education is always a topic of interest and public debate. debate    /dɪˈbeɪt/ verb [I/T] [I] Congress debated for several hours without reaching a vote.
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