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Definition of 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

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

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen
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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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