An argument is a disagreement between two or more people, but it can also be a statement backed by evidence, like your argument that your school doesn't need a dress code.
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
Matter for question; business in hand.
The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
To make an argument; to argue.
There is.. no more palpable and convincing argument of the existence of a Deity.
Why, then, is it made a badge of wit and an argument of parts for a man to commence atheist, and to cast off all belief of providence, all awe and reverence for religion?2.
The argument is about things, but names.4.
You and love are still my argument.
The abstract or argument of the piece.
[Shields] with boastful argument portrayed.5.
Sheathed their swords for lack of argument.6.
To make an argument; to argue.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence he is just using his memory.
Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment.Misspelled Form
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Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
After 45 years of marriage, when I have an argument with my wife, if we don't agree, we do what she wants. But, when we agree, we do what I want!
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
Academics don't normally manage to alter people's way of thinking through their strength of argument.
I dropped out of high school when I was 16, after I had a huge argument with my English teacher over the meaning of the word 'existentialism.'
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.