dispute di‧spute [dɪˈspjuːt,ˈdɪspjuːt] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES a serious disagreement between two groups of people, especially a disagreement between workers and their employers in which the workers take action to protest:

• The amount of working time lost through disputes and stoppages has fallen dramatically.

• a pay dispute involving 450 staff

dispute between

• Several disputes have broken out between businesses competing for the best locations.

dispute over

• their long-running dispute over copyright

demarˈcation disˌpute [countable]
HUMAN RESOURCES a disagreement between different trade unions about which workers should do which jobs:

• The company has a flexible workforce in that workers can each carry out a number of different jobs without demarcation disputes.

inˌdustrial disˈpute [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES
another name for labour dispute:

• a prolonged industrial dispute

ˈlabour disˌpute , labor dispute [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES
a disagreement between the managers and workers of a company, sometimes resulting in a strike:

• The labor dispute at their Boston plant was settled recently.

ˈtrade disˌpute
1. [countable] ECONOMICS a disagreement about trade between countries or companies in different countries:

• a trade dispute between China and the Republic of Korea

2. [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES another name for labour dispute
2. be in dispute (with somebody) if two groups of people are in dispute, they are involved in a disagreement:

• The EU is in dispute with the German government over the level of their production subsidies.

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dispute UK US /ˈdɪspjuːt/ noun [C or U]
an argument or disagreement, especially an official one: »

The judge urged the feuding partners to settle their legal dispute .


Staff have been in a long-running pay dispute with the company.


An official involved in the dispute said that the attorney has indicated he is likely to agree to the revised terms.


He was in dispute with his last company, which had terminated his contract.


Workers at the car plant are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pay.

dispute between/with sb/sth (and sb/sth) »

The dispute between Brazil and the United States over immigration checks continued.


a bitter/long-running dispute

in dispute — Cf. in dispute
See also ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION(Cf. ↑alternative dispute resolution), CREDIT DISPUTE LETTER(Cf. ↑credit dispute letter), DEMARCATION DISPUTE(Cf. ↑demarcation dispute), EMPLOYMENT DISPUTE(Cf. ↑employment dispute), INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE(Cf. ↑industrial dispute), INSURANCE DISPUTE(Cf. ↑insurance dispute), LETTER OF DISPUTE(Cf. ↑letter of dispute), TRADE DISPUTE(Cf. ↑trade dispute)
dispute UK US /dɪˈspjuːt/ verb [T]
to disagree with or express doubts about something: »

Health insurers dispute the doctors' statement that they don't pay enough to make up for the cost of the vaccine.


Many in the television industry dispute research findings suggesting negative long-term effects of television violence.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • dispute — DISPUTE. s. f. Débat, contestation. Grande dispute. Ils sont toujours en dispute. Avoir dispute ensemble. Avoir dispute contre quelqu un. Opiniâtre dans la dispute. La chaleur de la dispute. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des actions publiques qui se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dispute — Dispute. s. f. Debat, contestation. Grande dispute. ils sont tousjours en dispute. avoir dispute ensemble. avoir dispute contre quelqu un. opiniastre dans la dispute. la chaleur de la dispute. Il se dit aussi des actions publiques qui se font… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Dispute — Dis*pute , n. [Cf. F. dispute. See {Dispute}, v. i.] 1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate. [1913 Webster] Addicted more To contemplation and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispute — [di spyo͞ot′] vi. disputed, disputing [ME disputen < OFr desputer < L disputare, lit., to compute, discuss, hence argue about < dis , apart + putare, to think: see PUTATIVE] 1. to argue; debate 2. to quarrel vt. 1. to argue or debate (a… …   English World dictionary

  • Dispute — Dis*pute , v. t. 1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss. [1913 Webster] The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate is to do herein. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disputé — disputé, ée (di spu té, tée) part. passé. Mis en dispute, en discussion. •   Ces neuf années s écoulèrent avant que j eusse pris aucun parti touchant les difficultés qui ont coutume d être disputées entre les doctes, DESC. Méth. III, 7.    Fig.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dispute — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. desputer (12c.) dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss, from L. disputare weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain, from dis separately (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + putare to count, consider, originally to prune (see PAVE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • dispute — vb argue, debate, *discuss, agitate Analogous words: see those at DEBATE Antonyms: concede Contrasted words: *grant, allow dispute n *argument, controversy Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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