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Definition of Argument

Argument

  1. Proof; evidence.
  2. 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.
  3. A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
  4. 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.
  5. Matter for question; business in hand.
  6. The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
  7. The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
  8. To make an argument; to argue.

Argument Quotations

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
Eliot Spitzer

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
Margaret Heffernan

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Che Guevara

The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.
Carl Lewis
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Argument Translations

argument in French is argument
argument in German is argument, Argument {n}
argument in Italian is questione, argomento, dimostrazione
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