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 argument argument

noun

  • () a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true  ( statement, argument )
    a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
     it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
    it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • () a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement  ( arguing, contestation, disceptation, disputation, tilt, contention, controversy, argument )
    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
     they were involved in a violent argument
    they were involved in a violent argument
  • () a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal  ( argumentation, argument, debate )
    a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
     the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
    the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • () a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie  ( literary argument, argument )
    a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
     the editor added the argument to the poem
    the editor added the argument to the poem
  • a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning  ( argument, argumentation, line of reasoning, logical argument, line )
    a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
     I can't follow your line of reasoning
    I can't follow your line of reasoning
  • a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable  ( argument )
    a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
  • (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program  ( argument, parameter )
    (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program