Definitions for Argumentˈɑr gyə mənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ar•gu•ment*ˈɑr gyə mənt(n.)
an oral disagreement; contention; altercation.
a discussion involving differing points of view; debate.
a process of reasoning; series of reasons.
a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point:
a strong argument.
discourse intended to persuade.
subject matter; theme.
an abstract or summary of the major points of a literary work or sections of such a work.
Math. an independent variable of a function. the angle made by a given vector with the reference axis. the angle corresponding to a point representing a given complex number in polar coordinates.
Ref: Also called amplitude. 7
* Syn: argument , controversy , dispute imply the expression and discussion of differing opinions. An argument usu. arises from a disagreement between two persons, each of whom advances facts supporting his or her point of view: an argument over a debt. A controversy is usu. a public expression of contrary opinions; it may be dignified and of some duration: a political controversy. A dispute is an oral contention, usu. brief, and often of an angry or undignified character: a heated dispute between neighbors.
Origin of argument:
1325–75; ME (< OF) < L argūmentum. See argue , -ment
a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
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"
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"
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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
argument(noun)ˈɑr gyə mənt
an angry disagreement
an argument about who would pay; to have an argument; You're always getting into arguments.
argumentˈɑr gyə mənt
reasons sb gives to support an opinion
the argument for/against going to war
A fact or statement used to support a proposition; .
A series of propositions organized so that the final proposition is a conclusion which is intended to follow logically from the preceding propositions, which function as premises.
, or reference to a value, passed to a function.
Parameters are like labeled fillable blanks used to define a function whereas arguments are passed to a function when calling it, filling in those blanks.
in a function definition; an actual parameter, as opposed to a formal parameter.
Any of the phrases that bears a syntactic connection to the verb of a clause.
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
a process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation
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
matter for question; business in hand
the quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction
the independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends
to make an argument; to argue
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Breaking and entering the ear, assault and battery on the brain and disturbing the peace.
Translations for Argument
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a quarrel or unfriendly discussion
They are having an argument about/over whose turn it is.
- خِلاف، نِزاعArabic
- discussãoPortuguese (BR)
- pře, sporCzech
- der StreitGerman
- مشاجره؛ جدلFarsi
- וִכּוּח ,וִיכּוּח, רִיבHebrew
- deila, rifrildiIcelandic
- discussione; liteItalian
- strīds; diskusijaLatvian
- krangel, tretteNorwegian
- مشاجره؛ جدلPersian
- مشاجره کول، جروبحث کولPashto
- polemika, sporSlovak
- tartışma, münakaşaTurkish
- 爭論Chinese (Trad.)
- sự cãi nhauVietnamese
- 争论Chinese (Simp.)
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