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

Derived forms: arguments

Type of: abstract thought, address, computer address, conflict, difference, difference of opinion, discussion, dispute, evidence, give-and-take, logical thinking, reasoning, reference, summary, sum-up, value, variable, variable quantity, word, wrap-up

Encyclopedia: Argument