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debate

to discuss (talk about) a subject in a formal way; to argue about something by giving different opinions about it.

Example:  The presidential candidates will debate their plans for improving the economy.

district

1) an area of land, as in the District of Columbia, where the capital city of Washington is located. 

2) an area of a state.  Each district has one representative in the House of Representatives.

Example:  The Representative from Minnesota's 4th district is Betty McCollum.

document

A paper (or collection of papers) with written or printed information.  They are often official papers. a document