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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

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Margaret Thatcher

Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
Oscar Wilde

When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out.
Bill Cosby
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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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