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definition of the word argument

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From Middle English < Anglo-Norman < Latin argumentum (proof, evidence, token, subject, contents) < arguere (to prove, argue); see argue.

Singular
argument

Plural
arguments

argument (plural arguments)

  1. A fact or statement used to support a proposition; a reason:
  2. A verbal dispute; a quarrel.
  3. A process of reasoning.
  4. (philosophy, logic) A series of statements organized so that the final statement is a conclusion which is intended to follow logically from the preceding statements, which function as premises.
  5. (mathematics) The independent variable of a function.
  6. (programming) A value, or reference to a value, passed to a function.
  7. (programming) A parameter in a function definition; a formal argument.
  8. A summary or short statement of the plot or chief points of a book.


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