Controversy_definition - Controversy etymology (word...

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Controversy – etymology (word Controversy – etymology (word origin) origin) From Latin: “against” ( contra contra ) and “versus” ( verse verse ) Verse Verse = line of writing implies OPINIONS EXPRESSED OPINIONS EXPRESSED in some type of PUBLIC PUBLIC arena Contra Contra = against or in comparison with implies DIFFERENCE OF OPINION DIFFERENCE OF OPINION or CONTRAST CONTRAST
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Controversy – definition Controversy – definition A prolonged public dispute, debate Disputation concerning a matter of opinion * “prolonged” – matters are unsettled over time, lasting * “public” – not private, concerning people as a whole * “dispute/debate” – challenge, taking exception to * “opinion” – personal belief or judgment Synonyms: disagreement difference Contention Strife Argument * strong
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course POLS-Y 100 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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