|1.||[ noun ] a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement|
|Synonyms:||argument controversy contention tilt arguing disceptation contestation|
"they were involved in a violent argument"
|Related terms:||dispute fight argle-bargle sparring firestorm polemic argue contest|
|2.||[ noun ] the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)|
|Related terms:||public_speaking quarrel|