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One entry found for controversy.
Main Entry: con·tro·ver·sy
Pronunciation: primarystresskän-trschwa-secondarystressvschwar-semacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -sies
Etymology: Middle English controversie, from early French (same meaning), from Latin controversia "act or cause of disagreeing, dispute," literally, "something turned against or to the contrary," from contro-, contra- "against, contrary" and versus "turned," from vertere "to turn" --related to ANNIVERSARY, CONVERSE, DIVERT, VERSATILE
1 : an often long or heated discussion of something about which there is great difference of opinion : DISPUTE
2 : 1QUARREL 2, strife

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