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argumentation

[ ahr-gyuh-men-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɑr gyə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

the process of developing or presenting an argument; reasoning.
discussion; debate; disputation: The lengthy argumentation tired many listeners.
a discussion dealing with a controversial point.
the setting forth of reasons together with the conclusion drawn from them.
the premises and conclusion so set forth.

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Origin of argumentation

1400–50; late Middle English argumentacioun (<Middle French ) <Latin argūmentātiōn- (stem of argūmentātiō). See argument, -ation
ar·gu·men·ta·tious, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for argumentation

argumentation
/ (ˌɑːɡjʊmɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the process of reasoning methodically
a less common word for argument (def. 2), argument (def. 3)
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