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- 1. argument, statement, evidence
- usage: a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
- 2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing, dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict
- usage: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
- 3. argument, argumentation, debate, discussion, give-and-take, word
- usage: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
- 4. argument, literary argument, summary, sum-up
- usage: a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
- 5. argument, parameter, address, computer address, reference, value
- usage: (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
- 6. argument, variable, variable quantity
- usage: a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
- 7. argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line, reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought
- usage: 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"
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