• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Controverse Controversy.
    • v. t Controverse To dispute; to controvert. "Controversed causes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • controverse To controvert; dispute.
    • n controverse Controversy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. controversari, fr. controversus, turned against, disputed


In literature:

Vous connaissez aussi les controverses sur la nature de l'activite mentale.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
The woman, holding the babe in her arms, sits half way between the two controversants.
"Ifugao Law" by R. F. Burton

In news:

Tigers beat Yankees 3-0 on controversal call to take 2-0 series lead.
Madonna's controversal concert in Paris.

In science:

The evaluation of the performances of IS algorithm is a controversal argument.
Importance Sampling for rare events and conditioned random walks
The idea of the gauge/string duality passed though many controversal developments over few decades.
Magnetic Catalysis of Chiral Symmetry Breaking. A Holographic Prospective
Controversions have arisen around the underdoped materials where the instabilities to the various coexisting spin and charge density wave states appear.
Vortex lines in the high-Tc superconductivity in presence of lattice distortions