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

 dis·pu·ta·tion /ˌdɪspjəˈteʃən/
 爭論,議論,駁斥

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pu·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.
 2. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 disputation
      n 1: the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated
           proposition (usually followed by a vote) [syn: debate,
            public debate]
      2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
         disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
         [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disceptation,
          tilt, argument, arguing]