[ puh-lem-iks, poh- ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. the art or practice of disputation or controversy: a master of polemics.

  2. the branch of theology dealing with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.

Origin of polemics

First recorded in 1630–40; see origin at polemic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for polemics


/ (pəˈlɛmɪks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the art or practice of dispute or argument, as in attacking or defending a doctrine or belief

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