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battlefield

noun
     
Related topics: Military
bat‧tle‧field also bat‧tle‧ground [countable]
1PM a place where a battle is being fought or has been fought
2 a subject that people disagree or argue a lot about:
Education has become a political battleground.
3 a place where an argument or disagreement happens, or where people are competing against each other:
a battleground state during the election

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