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Overview of noun argument

The noun argument has 7 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (22) argument, statement

(a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true")

2. (21) controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing

(a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument")

3. (2) argument, argumentation, debate

(a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on")

4. (1) argument, literary argument

(a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem")

5. argument, parameter

((computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program)

6. argument

(a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable)

7. argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line

(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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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