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[ahr-gyuh-men-tuh m] /ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn təm/
noun, plural argumenta
[ahr-gyuh-men-tuh] /ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə/ (Show IPA)
argument (def 3).
Origin of argumentum
From Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is an 'argumentum ad ignorantiam'—take this explanation or be ignorant.

    The Origin of Species Thomas H. Huxley
  • The next time, sir, I will respond with the argumentum baculinum.

    Crotchet Castle Thomas Love Peacock
  • It is pleasant to reflect that the argumentum carcere is obsolete.

  • It was an argumentum ad hominem, and drawn from a popular faith.

  • It was evident that the argumentum ad hominem did not please him.

    The Idiot at Home John Kendrick Bangs
  • It is incomprehensible; or, as St. Paul says, the argumentum non apparentium.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • And much the same may be said for the argumentum ad verecundiam.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • This is an argumentum ad scholam, and pushes too far the demand for consistency.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • argumentum ad hominem—appealing to an opponent's professed views.

    A Logic Of Facts George Jacob Holyoake
  • It was a masterful bit of hypocritical eloquence, of argumentum ad hominem; but it was made to simple and illiterate hearers.

    The Code of the Mountains Charles Neville Buck

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