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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. The art or practice of argumentation or controversy.
2. The practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.
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(functioning as singular) the art or practice of dispute or argument, as in attacking or defending a doctrine or belief
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po•lem•ics(pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ-)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the art or practice of disputation or controversy.
2. the branch of theology dealing with ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.
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the art of dispute or argument. — polemic, n., adj. — polemically, n., adv.See also: Argumentation
the study of the history of ecclesiastical disputes.See also: Religion
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|Noun||1.||polemics - the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors|
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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noun dispute, debate, argument, discussion, controversy, contention, wrangling, turf war (informal), disputation, argumentation She does not want to involve herself in political polemics.
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polemics[pɒˈlemɪks] NSING → polémica f
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n sing → Polemik f
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