Definitions for argument

Definitions for (noun) argument

Main entry: argument, argumentation, logical argument, line, line of reasoning

Definition: a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning

Usage: I can't follow your line of reasoning

Main entry: argument

Definition: a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

Main entry: parameter, argument

Definition: (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

Main entry: literary argument, argument

Definition: a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie

Usage: the editor added the argument to the poem

Main entry: statement, argument

Definition: a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

Usage: it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

Main entry: debate, argument, argumentation

Definition: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal

Usage: the argument over foreign aid goes on and on

Main entry: arguing, argument, tilt, disceptation, disputation, contention, contestation, controversy

Definition: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Usage: they were involved in a violent argument

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