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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (discussion)
a. dispute
La disputa entre las dos familias ha tenido como resultado que no se hablen.The dispute between the two families has led to them not talking to each other.
b. argument
El desarme nuclear es tema de constante disputa entre miembros del gobierno.Nuclear disarmament is the subject of a continued argument between members of the government.
2. (controversy)
a. dispute
Las medidas de la policía provocaron una disputa sobre la seguridad de los ciudadanos.The police measures caused a dispute over the security of citizens.
3. (sports)
a. contest
La disputa del Masters de Augusta tendrá lugar en la primera semana de abril.The contest for the Augusta Masters will take place in the first week of April.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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El equipo de gimnasia rítmica tiene como objetivo meterse en la disputa por las medallas olímpicas.The rhythmic gymnastics team is aiming to be in the running for winning medals at the next Olympics.
Los dos equipos se preparan para la disputa de la final más reñida que se recuerda.The two teams are getting ready to contest one of the most closely fought finals in living memory.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. dispute
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1 (discusión) dispute; argument
los asuntos en disputa the matters in dispute o at issue; sin disputa undoubtedly; beyond dispute
2 (controversia) controversy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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