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[ahr-gyuh-men-tuh m]
noun, plural ar·gu·men·ta [ahr-gyuh-men-tuh] /ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə/.
  1. argument(def 3).
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Origin of argumentum

From Latin
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Examples from the Web for argumentum

Historical Examples of argumentum

  • 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  • It is pleasant to reflect that the argumentum carcere is obsolete.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