Definition and Meanings for argument
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Part of Speech of argument
noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of argument
Meaning of argument
- proof; evidence.
- 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.
- a process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
- 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.
- matter for question; business in hand.
- the quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
- the independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
as intransitive verb
- to make an argument; to argue.