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.
- ar·gu·men·ta·tious, adjective
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How to use argumentation in a sentence
His characteristic brew of Yiddish jokes, brainy comics and incisive argumentation is a pleasure to read, even when the subjects are technical and mathematical.The power of rational thinking in a world that seems unreasonable | Nick Romeo | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
It has eroded the very conditions under which evidence and argumentation can do their work.
To some judges, confrontation is mutually exclusive with the reasoned argumentation the event is supposed to reward.‘I’m Going to Say It From the Heart.’ America’s Reckoning on Race Has Come to High School Speech and Debate | Brian Seto McGrath | December 25, 2020 | Time
Although an undeniably compelling trinity of argumentation, it is not without its logical problems.So-Called ‘Biblical Scholar’ Says Jesus A Made-Up Myth | Candida Moss, Joel Baden | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Debate is competitive argumentation so debaters tend to be competitive and argumentative,” Lubetsky said.Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same | Patricia Murphy | August 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Imprecation is seldom absent from these incursions, being, in fact, urgently needed to do duty for closer argumentation.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
If, again, it means argumentation from one thing to its opposite, it will come under motion to right and left.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life | St. Thomas Aquinas
He recovered his usual cheerfulness, but could not resist the temptation of adding a few words to his long argumentation.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
We grudge that the boundless exuberance of painting should go to decorate the argumentation of an unfruitful system of doctrine.
At the same time the power of argumentation was so much the more remarkable, as it was the more concealed.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV | J. H. Merle D'Aubign
British Dictionary definitions for argumentation
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