verbal dispute

<philosophy of science> the appearance of disagreement between parties who have not resolved the ambiguity of one or more key terms. Agreement on the definition of these terms eliminates a verbal dispute completely.

[A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names]

<2002-05-06>

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