What is the noun for debating?

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  1. (obsolete) Strife, discord.
  2. An argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting, often with more than two people, generally ending with a vote or other decision.
  3. An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views.
  4. (uncountable) Discussion of opposing views.
  5. (Frequently in French form débat) A type of literary composition, taking the form of a discussion or disputation, commonly found in the vernacular medieval poetry of many European countries, as well as in medieval Latin.
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    1. “He agreed to a debate, indicating that he would welcome open dialogue.”
      “The debate about the most appropriate diet and nutrition for humans rages on!”
      “After much debate, I finally decided to splurge on the expensive handbag that I had been eyeing.”
  1. One who debates or participates in a debate; one who argues.
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    1. “As a platform speaker and debater he had few equals in a land of fluent speakers.”
      “He became known as a superb speaker, a witty panellist, and a persuasive debater.”
      “She grew up in Oregon, where she placed second in the state as a high-school debater.”
  1. The quality of being debatable.
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  1. (nonstandard) debating
  1. plural of debatement
  1. plural of debation
  1. plural of debater
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    1. “Would you please put your hands together and join me in welcoming our debaters tonight.”
      “I made my way around the room, hugging goodbye to various choir people, debaters, and soccer players and family, of course.”
      “In speaking the academic discourse of philosophy, the debaters have lost their discursive, if not their literal, accents.”
  1. plural of debate
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    1. “Current political debates notwithstanding, J S Bach, it seems, can be claimed as a Europhile ahead of his time.”
      “Neck and neck, very tight, and been my view the whole time that it was going to be nip and tuck right down to the wire, to the debates at least.”
      “A war that ended 30 years ago still dogs us shaping our debates about fighting an entirely different war.”
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