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Argument meaning

argument - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Proof; evidence.
  2. 2. A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
  3. 3. A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
  4. 4. The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
  5. 5. Matter for question; business in hand.
  6. 6. The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
  7. 7. The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
  8. 8. To make an argument; to argue.
  9. 9. A persuasive presentation of the law and facts of a case or particular issue within a case to the judge or jury.
  10. 10. A reason or train of reasoning; subject of a discourse.

argument - examples of usage

  1. " This gentleman an' myself," pointin' to another gentleman as was standin' there, " we was 'avin' a bit of an argument. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. He glanced at her, and ground out further steps in his argument, determined that no folly should remain when this experience was over. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Thus it came about that he saw Katharine Hilbery coming towards him, and looked straight at her, as if she were only an illustration of the argument that was going forward in his mind. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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