- evidence or proof.
- a matter of contention.
- arguedas, alcides,
- argumentum ad hominem,
Origin of argument
Examples from the Web for arguments
This is why arguments for little to no federal oversight of education are so disturbing.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Allen met every one of his arguments with a forceful counterargument.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was fun to not write people as people, but missiles and machines as people—with feelings, and arguments, and romance.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Constitutional arguments aside, there do seem to be some better ways to create conditions for upward mobility among newcomers.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty|Joel Kotkin|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he did it with arguments that many civil libertarians found disingenuous, at best.
The man was so open and honest that his arguments had nothing underhand or crafty in them.The Grey Lady|Henry Seton Merriman
The Empress listened to my arguments, but said that we had gone too far now to draw back.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
I have talked to no one, except one or two arguments I had with different persons in my first year.Loss and Gain|John Henry Newman
In the jury-room all arguments for and against the stand taken by the unshaken eight seemed exhausted.The Statesmen Snowbound|Robert Fitzgerald
The term is also applied to any inversion in order of events, arguments, &c.
- a process of deductive or inductive reasoning that purports to show its conclusion to be true
- formally, a sequence of statements one of which is the conclusion and the remainder the premises
- an element to which an operation, function, predicate, etc, applies, esp the independent variable of a function
- the amplitude of a complex number
early 14c., "statements and reasoning in support of a proposition," from Old French arguement "reasoning, opinion; accusation, charge" (13c.), from Latin argumentum "evidence, ground, support, proof; a logical argument," from arguere "to argue" (see argue). Sense passed through "subject of contention" to "a quarrel," a sense formerly attached to argumentation.
see under pick a quarrel.