Dictionary Results for argument


1. argument - noun

· a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"

Synonym(s): statement

Hypernym(s): evidence




2. argument - noun

· a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

Synonym(s): controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, arguing

Hypernym(s): dispute, difference, difference_of_opinion, conflict




3. argument - noun

· a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

Synonym(s): argumentation, debate

Hypernym(s): discussion, give-and-take, word




4. argument - noun

· a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"

Synonym(s): literary_argument

Hypernym(s): summary, sum-up




5. argument - noun

· (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

Synonym(s): parameter

Hypernym(s): address, computer_address, reference, value




6. argument - noun

· a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

Hypernym(s): variable, variable_quantity




7. argument - noun

· a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"

Synonym(s): argumentation, logical_argument, line_of_reasoning, line

Hypernym(s): reasoning, logical_thinking, abstract_thought





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