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Definition of the noun argument

What does argument mean as a name of something?

Argument is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: arguments

  1. a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    • example: it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of argument: statement
    • more generic word: evidence = an indication that makes something evident
    • more specific terms:
      • proof = a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
      • counterargument = an argument offered in opposition to another argument
      • pro = an argument in favor of a proposal
      • con = an argument opposed to a proposal
      • case = a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
      • determining factor / determiner / clincher = an argument that is conclusive
      • adducing = citing as evidence or proof
      • last word = the final statement in a verbal argument
      • specious argument = an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
  2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  3. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
  4. a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
    • example: the editor added the argument to the poem
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of argument: literary argument
    • more generic words: sum-up / summary = a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
  5. (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
  6. a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
  7. a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning


Argument was a French Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In his early racing career he showed consistent form and was placed in several important races, but showed marked improvement in the autumn of 1980. He was considered an unlucky loser when narrowly beaten in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and then traveled to the United States where he won the Washington, D.C. International Stakes. At the end of the year he was officially the best racehorse trained in France. In the following spring he won the Prix d'Harcourt and Prix Ganay but his form deteriorated thereafter and he was beaten in his remaining six races. He made no impact as a sire of winners.

  • born on (38 years ago) in France


  1. "Argument" is a book by Oliver Brown.
    • also known as "Argument; argument: the oral argument before the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1952-55"
  2. "Argument" is a book by Vladimir Soloukhin.


"Argument" a.k.a. "Strīds" is a film, directed by Valērijs Oļehno.


  1. "Argument" is a musical album of Jah Batta.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  2. "Argument" is a composition.
  3. "Argument" is a composition.


  1. Argument: In mathematics, arg is a function operating on complex numbers. It gives the angle between the line joining the point to the origin and the positive real axis, shown as φ in figure 1 opposite, known as an argument of the point.
    • also known as Arg
  2. Argument: In linguistics, an argument is an expression that helps complete the meaning of a predicate, and in this regard, the complement is a closely related concept. Most predicates take one, two, or three arguments. A predicate and its arguments form a predicate-argument structure. The discussion of predicates and arguments is associated most with verbs and noun phrases, although other syntactic categories can also be construed as predicates and as arguments. Arguments must be distinguished from adjuncts. While a predicate needs its arguments to complete its meaning, the adjuncts that appear with a predicate are optional; they are not necessary to complete the meaning of the predicate. Most theories of syntax and semantics acknowledge arguments and adjuncts, although the terminology varies, and the distinction is generally believed to exist in all languages. In syntax, the terms argument and complement overlap in meaning and use to a large extent. Dependency grammars sometimes call arguments actants, following Tesnière.
    • also known as Verb argument
  3. Argument: An argument in literature is a brief summary, often in prose, of a poem or section of a poem or other work. It is often appended to the beginning of each chapter, book, or canto. They were common during the Renaissance as a way to orient a reader within a large work.
  4. The Argument was an Australian sloop wrecked in 1809.

Phrases with Argument

Phrases starting with the word Argument:

  1. Argument Form
  2. Argument From Design

Phrases ending with the word Argument:

  1. logical argument
  2. circular argument
  3. literary argument
  4. Position argument
  5. specious argument
  6. Ad Hominem Argument
  7. Ontological argument
  8. Cosmological argument
  9. Teleological argument

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Argument

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Google previewAutomate the Boring Stuff with Python (2015)

Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart

The optional width argument is the width of the lines and defaults to 1 if left unspecified. rectangles The rectangle(xy, fill, outline) method draws a rectangle. The xy argument is a box tuple of the form (left, top, right, bottom). The left and top ...

Google previewGrid and Cloud Computing (A Research Monograph)

by Janakiram

The third argument is the number of retries that should be made. The fourth argument is the raw data that represents the arguments to the task. The fifth...

The only argument is a tag for the piece of computation of which the result is requested.

Google previewThe Analysis of Complex Nonlinear Mechanical Systems: A Computer Algebra Assisted Approach (1995)

(With Diskette of Maple Programming) by Martin Lesser

The left argument is the frame in which the result will be represented. The right argument is a list of lists. The latter lists have two ...

Google previewSummulae de Dialectica (2001)

by Jean Buridan, Gyula Klima

An argument is a reason producing belief concerning some doubtful matter.

Google previewTechnological Transformation (2012)

Contextual and Conceptual Implications by E.F. Byrne, Joseph C. Pitt

Whereas the Social-Progress Argument is that one ought to sacrifice the welfare of persons in the set A for the welfare of the persons in the larger set B, the Countervailing-Benefits Argument is that costs to persons in the set A are offset by ...

Google previewPostgreSQL Cookbook (2015)

by Chitij Chauhan

The third argument is the password, which is the password of the user who initiates the database connection. If an empty string is provided for the password, Perl will then look for a password value in the environment variables, DBI_USER and ...

Google previewForm without Matter (2015)

Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception by Mark Eli Kalderon

Dialectical argument is a mode of reasoning that uses the endoxa as premises.

Google previewJava Network Programming (2013)

by Elliotte Rusty Harold

The first argument is the selector the channel is registering with. The second argument is a named constant from the SelectionKey class identifying the operation the channel is registering for. The SelectionKey class defines...

The optional third argument is an attachment for the key. This object is often used to ...

Google previewPerl Medic (2013)

Transforming Legacy Code by Peter Scott

The first argument is the block of code, the second is an optional tag string.

} qr/URL not found/, "Nonexistent page get fails"; The second argument is a regular expression that the exception ...

Google previewCharles Hartshorne and the Existence of God (1985)

by Donald Wayne Viney

The global argument is an a priori cumulative case for God's existence.

of the ontological argument is that it demonstrates that God's existence is either logically necessary or logically impossible.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

One central challenge children face in learning syntax is determining the argument structureof verbs. An argumentis anoun phrasethat has a specific syntacticand semantic relationtoa verb and thatmust be present (or implied) inany sentence ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

An argument for God's existence,originatingwith Aristotle buttaking various forms. Some versionsofitarecalledthefirstcause argument. This is that everything requiresacauseandGodmust exist tobethefirst cause – usually not first in time ( Aristotle ...

Google previewDictionary of Quotations in Communications (1997)

by Lilless McPherson Shilling, Linda K. Fuller

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation. Dale Carnegie A book is like a quarrel: one word leads to another, and may erupt in blood or print, irrevocably. Will and Ariel Durant, A Dual Autobiography Fear not those who ...

Google previewDictionary of Philosophy (2002)

by Alan Lacey

An argument for God's existence, originating with Aristotle but taking variousforms.Someversionsofit are calledthefirstcause argument.Thisisthateverythingrequires a causeandGodmust ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion (2010)

by Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty

The ontological argument contends that reflections on the idea and possibility of God's existence provides a reason for thinking God actually exists. The cosmological argument contends that it is reasonable to think that our contingent cosmos ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)

by G.H.R. Parkinson

Quine's argument A forceful participant in this hostility towards the traditional notion of meaning isthe American philosopher W.V.Quine. Quine believesthat the traditional conceptof linguisticmeaning shouldbe rooted outof respectable, scientific ...

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The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics. (Emmeline Pankhurst)
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Scrabble value of A1R1G2U1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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