a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
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controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing(noun)
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
"they were involved in a violent argument"
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argument, argumentation, debate(noun)
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
"the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
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argument, literary argument(noun)
a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
"the editor added the argument to the poem"
(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
debate, disceptation, logical argument, argumentation, contention, parametric quantity, tilt, controversy, disputation, line, contestation, arguing, statement, literary argument, line of reasoning, parameter
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line(noun)
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"
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
While the cause of any event, act, or fact, as commonly understood, is the power that makes it to be, the reason of or for it is the explanation given by the human mind; but reason is, in popular language, often used as equivalent to cause, especially in the sense of final cause. In the statement of any reasoning, the argument may be an entire syllogism, or the premises considered together apart from the conclusion, or in logical strictness the middle term only by which the particular conclusion is connected with the general statement. But when the reasoning is not in strict logical form, the middle term following the conclusion is called the reason; thus in the statement "All tyrants deserve death; Cæsar was a tyrant; Therefore Cæsar deserved death," "Cæsar was a tyrant" would in the strictest sense be called the argument; but if we say "Cæsar deserved death because he was a tyrant," the latter clause would be termed the reason. Compare CAUSE; REASON, v.; MIND; REASONING.
The reason of a thing that is to be explained; the reason for a thing that is to be done.
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How to use argument in a sentence?
You need a pretty convincing argument to deprive somebody of their place on the ballot.
Senator Rubio said he was opposed to it, yet he did not show up to speak on the floor, he didn't show up to cast his vote. When you're governor of New Jersey and you don't like spending, you use the line item veto, and you make the argument to people. You show up and you get the job done.
At this point I think its going to be a pretty tough argument for them to make, ill listen to whatever case they want to present, but Im not convinced at this point that the advantages of the program have been worth the trouble.
If it was a case where someone was well known to have a rich sex life, there would be an argument that (the plaintiff) too was negligent in not insisting upon protection, or that they had assumed the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
When Democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument – you’re a racist, racist, race, it’s a tired, disgusting argument and so totally predictable. It’s the last refuge of the discredited politician.
Translations for argument
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- дискусия, аргумент, довод, спорBulgarian
- arguzennoù, arguz, arguzoù, tabut, arguzenn, tabutoùBreton
- argument, argumentació, disputaCatalan, Valencian
- argument, hádkaCzech
- Streitgespräch, Diskussion, Argument, Streit, ArgumentationGerman
- όρισμα, επιχείρημα, καβγάςGreek
- bronca, pelea, riña, argumento, discusión, argumentaciónSpanish
- väittely, perustelu, riita, argumenttiFinnish
- argumentation, querelle, argumentFrench
- connsachadh, connspaidScottish Gaelic
- טענה, טיעון, ארגומנט, ויכוחHebrew
- վիճաբանություն, վեճ, արգումենտ, կռվան, փաստարկArmenian
- argomento, argomentazione, discussioneItalian
- 引数, 論争Japanese
- قڕهبڕ, شهڕهقسهKurdish
- далилдөө, негизделүү, тартыш, дискуссия, ыспат, айтыш, негиздөө, аргумент, талаш, жыйынтык, негиз, далил, жүйөKyrgyz
- argumentatio, argumentumLatin
- arguments, argumentācija, neatkarīgais mainīgaisLatvian
- argument, betoog, ruzieDutch
- saadtahNavajo, Navaho
- argumentacja, kłótnia, argumentPolish
- discussão, argumento, argumentaçãoPortuguese
- contraargumentare, argument, ceartă, disputăRomanian
- обоснование, аргумент, спорRussian
- spor, prepirSlovene
- diskussion, dispyt, argument, gräl, argumentationSwedish
- వాగ్వాదము, విభేదించుTelugu
- savunma, ispatlama, genlik, hüccet, akıl yürütme, argument, kanıt, değişken, münakaşa, sav, tartışma, delilTurkish
- lý lẽ, lí lẽVietnamese
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