argument: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (är'gyu-munt), [key]
- an oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: a violent argument.
- a discussion involving differing points of view; debate: They were deeply involved in an argument about inflation.
- a process of reasoning; series of reasons: I couldn't follow his argument.
- a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: This is a strong argument in favor of her theory.
- an address or composition intended to convince or persuade; persuasive discourse.
- subject matter; theme: The central argument of his paper was presented clearly.
- an abstract or summary of the major points in a work of prose or poetry, or of sections of such a work.
- an independent variable of a function.
- Also calledamplitude.the angle made by a given vector with the reference axis.
- the angle corresponding to a point representing a given complex number in polar coordinates. Cf. principal argument.
- a variable in a program, to which a value will be assigned when the program is run: often given in parentheses following a function name and used to calculate the function.
- evidence or proof.
- a matter of contention.
- argument (Thesaurus)