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Definitions for argumentation
ˌɑr gyə mɛnˈteɪ ʃənar·gu·men·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argument, argumentation, debatenoun

    a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal

    "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

  2. argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, linenoun

    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"


  1. argumentationnoun

    Inference based on reasoning from given propositions

    His chain of argumentation is flawed.

  2. argumentationnoun

    An exchange of arguments

    Their argumentation continued long into the night.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Argumentationnoun

    Reasoning; the act of reasoning.

    Etymology: from argument.

    Argumentation is that operation of the mind, whereby we infer one proposition from two or more propositions premised. Or it is the drawing a conclusion, which before was unknown, or doubtful, from some propositions more known and evident; so when we have judged that matter cannot think, and that the mind of man doth think, we conclude, that therefore the mind of man is not matter. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    I suppose it is no ill topick of argumentation, to shew the prevalence of contempt, by the contrary influences of respect. South.

    His thoughts must be masculine, full of argumentation, and that sufficiently warm. Dryden.

    It is certain, that the whole course of his argumentation comes to nothing. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 31.


  1. argumentation

    Argumentation theory, or argumentation, is the interdisciplinary study of how conclusions can be supported or undermined by premises through logical reasoning. With historical origins in logic, dialectic, and rhetoric, argumentation theory, includes the arts and sciences of civil debate, dialogue, conversation, and persuasion. It studies rules of inference, logic, and procedural rules in both artificial and real-world settings.Argumentation includes various forms of dialogue such as deliberation and negotiation which are concerned with collaborative decision-making procedures. It also encompasses eristic dialog, the branch of social debate in which victory over an opponent is the primary goal, and didactic dialogue used for teaching. This discipline also studies the means by which people can express and rationally resolve or at least manage their disagreements.Argumentation is a daily occurrence, such as in public debate, science, and law. For example in law, in courts by the judge, the parties and the prosecutor, in presenting and testing the validity of evidences. Also, argumentation scholars study the post hoc rationalizations by which organizational actors try to justify decisions they have made irrationally. Argumentation is one of four rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse), along with exposition, description, and narration.


  1. argumentation

    Argumentation is the process of constructing, presenting, and defending a position, claim, or idea in a clear, logical, and persuasive manner. It involves reasoning and evidence to support one's viewpoint and seek to convince others. It's often used in academic, legal, political, and philosophical settings and could involve a debate or discussion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argumentationnoun

    the act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true

  2. Argumentationnoun

    debate; discussion

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of argumentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of argumentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of argumentation in a Sentence

  1. Ahmad Mansour:

    Education can't just be about the Holocaust and the Third Reich. Schools also need to talk about the Middle East conflict, antisemitism based on religious argumentation and conspiracy theories.

  2. Gary Gates:

    We’ll see what happens in the Supreme Court argumentation.

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