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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tro·ver·sy /ˈkɑntrəˌvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tro·ver·sy n.; pl. Controversies .
 1. Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.
    This left no room for controversy about the title.   --Locke.
    A dispute is commonly oral, and a controversy in writing.   --Johnson.
 2. Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.
    The Lord hath a controversy with the nations.   --Jer. xxv. 31.
 3. A suit in law or equity; a question of right. [Obs.]
    When any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment.   --2 Sam. xv. 2.
 Syn: -- Dispute; debate; disputation; disagreement; altercation; contention; wrangle; strife; quarrel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
          disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
          [syn: contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation,
           tilt, argument, arguing]