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English definition of “dispute”


noun [C or U]     /dɪˈspjuːt/ /ˈdɪs.pjuːt/
C2 an argument or disagreement , especially an official one between, for example , workers and employers or two countries with a common border : a bitter / long-running dispute a border dispute a pay / legal / trade dispute They have been unable to settle / resolve the dispute over working conditions . The unions are in dispute with management over pay .Arguments and disagreements beyond (all) dispute C2 certainly : He is beyond all dispute the finest actor in Hollywood today.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance in dispute being doubted : I don't think her ability is in dispute, what I question is her attitude .Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity open to dispute not certain : He says it's the best musical equipment you can buy , but I think that's open to dispute.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
(Definition of dispute noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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