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  Definition of argument
  1. a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
  2. a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
  3. a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
  4. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
  5. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
Similar Words: literary argument, statement, argumentation, debate, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, arguing

 

Hyponyms: proof, counterargument, pro, con, case, clincher, determiner, determining factor, adducing, last word, specious argument, argy-bargy, argle-bargle, firestorm, sparring, polemic, fight

 

Derivational Morphology: submit, state, put forward, posit, argue, indicate, contend, debate, fence, deliberate, reason, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, challenge, gainsay, contest, repugn

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: argument   Breton: arguz and tabut  
Catalan: argument and disputa   Dutch: ruzie  
Finnish: argumentti and riita   French: argument and querelle  
German: Argument and Streit   Hebrew: ויכוח and טענה  
Italian: argomento and discussione   Japanese: 論争  
Latin: argumentum   Portuguese: argumento and discussão  
Russian: обоснование and спор   Slovene: prepir  
Spanish: argumento   Swedish: argument and argumentation  
Turkish: sav and tartışma  
 
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