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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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He claimed that he has acquired many new inspirations from studying outside the department, such as reading Bible from the literary angle in the Bible Study class and discovering the differences of observing incidents from the philosophical angle as well as discussing the current affairs and humanity in the Advanced Debate class.
Welcome to advanced debate class at Roosevelt Middle School.
North Eugene now has a debate class, but it's scheduled to be cut next year as part of a budget-driven, districtwide reduction in teaching staff.