Definitions of argument

  1. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Proof; evidence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Matter for question; business in hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A persuasive presentation of the law and facts of a case or particular issue within a case to the judge or jury.
  11. A presentation of proofs of, or reasons for or against, something; a discussion, controversy, or debate; summary of a book. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A reason offered as proof: a series of reasons: a discussion: subject of a discourse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A reason or train of reasoning; subject of a discourse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A reason or course of reasoning; demonstration; debate; discussion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A reason alleged or offered; a discussion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for argument

  1. " And what is the reason that it is an argument – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. The argument brought up Mr. Stevenson, who said 'What about that for a boat? – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez