argumentation

[ ahr-gyuh-men-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɑr gyə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən /

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.

Origin of argumentation

1400–50; late Middle English argumentacioun (< Middle French) < Latin argūmentātiōn- (stem of argūmentātiō). See argument, -ation
Related formsar·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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Word Origin and History for argumentation

argumentation


n.

mid-15c., "presentation of formal arguments," from Old French argumentacion (14c.), from Latin argumentationem (nominative argumentatio) "the bringing forth of a proof," noun of action from past participle stem of argumentari (see argue). Meaning "debate, wrangling, argument back and forth" is from 1530s.

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