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counterpoint British & World English

The technique of setting, writing, or playing a melody or melodies in conjunction with another, according to fixed rules

point-counterpoint British & World English

The alternation of points (in an argument, etc.) in opposition or contrast to one another; a debate, argument, or match in which points for two opposing sides are made in succession.

quadruple counterpoint British & World English

Four-part counterpoint in which the parts may be interchanged without breaking the rules of counterpoint; an instance of this.