open to debate


open to debate
index debatable, disputable, litigious, polemic

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • open to debate — phrase if something is open to debate, it is not certain or not yet decided because people have different opinions about it It’s open to debate whether anything can be done about this. Thesaurus: not definite or based on factsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open to debate — if something is open to debate, it is not certain or not yet decided because people have different opinions about it It s open to debate whether anything can be done about this …   English dictionary

  • be open to debate — be unproven; require further discussion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Open discourse — is a technical term employed in discourse analysis and Sociolinguistics which is contrasted with Closed Discourse. The concept of open and closed discourse is associated with the overlay of open and closed discourse communities and open and… …   Wikipedia

  • Open carry — is shorthand terminology for openly carrying a firearm in public. In the United States, the degrees of legality of open carry varies. Formal definitions Open carry the act of publicly carrying a firearm in plain sight . Plain sight broadly… …   Wikipedia

  • debate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 discussion ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable ▪ growing ▪ the growing debate on school reform ▪ fierce, heated, intense …   Collocations dictionary

  • debate — de|bate1 W2S1 [dıˈbeıt] n 1.) [U and C] discussion of a particular subject that often continues for a long time and in which people express different opinions ▪ the gun control debate in the US ▪ The new drug has become the subject of heated… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • debate — 1 /dI beIt/ noun 1 (C, U) discussion or argument on a subject that people have different opinions about (+ on/over/about): As yet there has been little public debate on these issues. | fierce/heated/intense debate (=discussion involving very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • debate — de|bate1 [ dı beıt ] noun *** count or uncount a discussion in which people or groups state different opinions about a subject: debate about/on/over: There has been intense debate over the handling of illegal immigrants. (a)… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • debate — [[t]dɪbe͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦ debates, debating, debated 1) N VAR: oft N on/over/about n A debate is a discussion about a subject on which people have different views. An intense debate is going on within the Israeli government... There has been a lot of… …   English dictionary


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