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Definition 1: a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable - [noun denoting cognition]

(argument is a kind of ...) a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

Definition 2: a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where argument or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't follow your line of reasoning

Synonyms for argument in the sense of this definition

(argument is a kind of ...) thinking that is coherent and logical

(... is a kind of argument ) an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument

(... is a kind of argument ) argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading

(... is a kind of argument ) a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government

"they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"

Definition 3: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where argument or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on

Synonyms for argument in the sense of this definition

(argument is a kind of ...) an exchange of views on some topic

"we had a good discussion" "we had a word or two about it"

(... is a kind of argument ) argument about words or the meaning of words

Definition 4: a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where argument or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the editor added the argument to the poem

Synonyms for argument in the sense of this definition

(argument is a kind of ...) a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

"he gave a summary of the conclusions"

Definition 5: a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where argument or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

Synonyms for argument in the sense of this definition

(argument is a kind of ...) an indication that makes something evident

"his trembling was evidence of his fear"

(... is a kind of argument ) the final statement in a verbal argument

"she always gets the last word"

(... is a kind of argument ) citing as evidence or proof

(... is a kind of argument ) an argument that is conclusive

(... is a kind of argument ) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

"he stated his case clearly"

(... is a kind of argument ) an argument opposed to a proposal

(... is a kind of argument ) an argument in favor of a proposal

(... is a kind of argument ) an argument offered in opposition to another argument

(... is a kind of argument ) a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

(... is a kind of argument ) an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious

Definition 6: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where argument or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were involved in a violent argument

Synonyms for argument in the sense of this definition

(argument is a kind of ...) a disagreement or argument about something important

"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

(... is a kind of argument ) a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument

(... is a kind of argument ) an outburst of controversy

"the incident triggered a political firestorm"

(... is a kind of argument ) an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

(... is a kind of argument ) a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

(... is a kind of argument ) an intense verbal dispute

"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

Definition 7: (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for argument in the sense of this definition

(argument is a kind of ...) a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

"the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"

(argument is a kind of ...) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

(argument belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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