(Latin: beat, strike, hit; attack)
If something is a matter of debate, or is open to debates, then it means that people have different ideas and opinions about the subject.
Rebecca's and Keith's quiet discussion about politics quickly turned into a heated debate.2. Etymology: from French debattre; originally, "to fight"; from de-, "down, completely" + batre, "to beat".
2. To ponder, or to think, about something carefully: The accuracy of Dr. Clegg's opinion was debated by his colleagues.
2. A disputant or someone who is involved in a formal discussion in a public meeting or legislature, in which opposing arguments are presented: The two senators, who were the debaters, had a heated argument about whether the U.S. should send more troops to the war zone.
2. The possibility of being partially refunded: Andrew returned the rebatable merchandise to the store.
2. A discount or deduction on a sales price: Heather received a rebate for the new computer because she was a university student and students were offered rebates if they bought their laptops before a specified date.
3. A return of part of an original payment for some service or merchandise: Albert received a partial rebate for buying so many clothes.
4. To lower the amount or rate of something; such as, a tax: Ryan received a rebate after filing his tax return.
5. Etymology: "to deduct, subtract" comes from Old French rabattre, "to beat down, to drive back"; also "deduct", from re-, "repeatedly" + abattre, "to beat down".
The meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is believed to come from about 1957.
Even with the high prices, demand for oil continues to grow at an unabated speed so oil companies must find fresh crude reserves to replace the declining output from existing fields.2. Still as forceful or intense as before without diminishing in strength: The rain has continued with unabated force during the last two days resulting in destructive floods over a wide area.
Techniques of War Operations
A general must be skillful in preparing the materials of war and in supplying his soldiers; he must be a man of mechanical ingenuity, careful, persevering, sagacious, kind and yet severe, open yet crafty, careful of his own but ready to steal from others, profuse yet rapacious, cautious yet enterprising.
If he halts, we harass.
If he avoids battle, we attack.
If he retreats, we follow.
Although disarmingly straightforward, these rules proved enormously effective. Under Giap's leadership, the North Vietnamese army expelled France in 1954, drove out the United States in 1973 and reunified Vietnam in 1975.