Definition of controversy in English:

controversy

Syllabification: con·tro·ver·sy
Pronunciation: /ˈkäntrəˌvərsē
 
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noun (plural controversies)

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin controversia, from controversus 'turned against, disputed', from contro- (variant of contra- 'against') + versus, past participle of vertere 'to turn'.

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