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I saw someone use this word before, but I cannot remember what it is. The word describes this scenario:

  1. Person A makes some points:

    This is 1st point. This is 2nd point. This is 3rd point.

  2. Person B refutes those points, often interleaving the original points:

    This is 1st point.

    1st point is wrong because reasons.

    This is 2nd point.

    2nd point is wrong because reasons.

    This is 3rd point.

    3rd point is wrong because reasons.

I remember reading a word or phrase that decribed Person B’s line-by-line response.

  • Line by line response is perfect. And so is point by point response – NVZ Oct 3 '17 at 19:14
  • You could use repartee. – Weather Vane Oct 3 '17 at 19:39
  • Stonewalling? – Weather Vane Oct 3 '17 at 19:58
  • “itemized” or “item by item”? “exhaustive”? “all-encompassing”? “thorough”? – Scott Oct 3 '17 at 21:39
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fisk

To rebut an argument line by line, especially on the Internet.

Named after journalist Robert Fisk. Originated in the blogosphere.

http://wiktionary.org/wiki/fisk#Etymology_2

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Blow-by-blow perhaps? Originally referred to detailed accounts in prize-fight broadcasts.

EDIT

What you described is a rebuttal, or as ab2 pointed out a point-by-point rebuttal.

  • Cut and thrust? – Weather Vane Oct 3 '17 at 19:52
  • What you described is a rebuttal. – MikeJRamsey56 Oct 3 '17 at 20:24
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    @MikeJRamsey56 You might want to add "rebuttal" to your answer--I think it's the right word here. – Xanne Oct 4 '17 at 6:59
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    +1, but I suggest you edit your answer to "point-by-point rebuttal." The OP isn't going to get a single word. – ab2 Oct 4 '17 at 20:29

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