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The Meaning of Debate is Debatable

I had been debating whether or not to write an article on the word debate because the meaning of debate is  debatable.  I didn't want to get into a debate about it, but you can debate the issue on many levels so I think I will. Debate is quite a versatile word that can be used as a verb or a noun.  Merriam Webster defines debate as "the formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure" and "a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides."  It further defines it: * to contend in words * to discuss a question by considering opposed arguments * to argue about <the subject was...

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