argument argument  /ˈɑrɡjə mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
  2. (n) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  3. (n) a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
  4. (n) a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
  5. (n) (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
  6. (n) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
  7. (n) a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning

Usage(s):

  1. The Obama campaign says the Illinois senator will present his closing argument Monday morning in Canton.
  2. Therefore, the argument runs, a government deficit crowds out private investment and does not raise output.
  3. That's not an argument Rusty, it's mere contradiction.

News

  1. Argument Touched Off Fatal Workplace Shooting In St. Louis, Police Say

    St. Louis, MO – Thursday afternoon, two men and two women were shot and killed inside a home healthcare business on Cherokee Street in St. Louis following an argument, police say. The victims were all in their early 40s to mid-50s. St. Louis Police Captain Michael Sack said, “The gentleman who killed the other three [...] Argument Touched Off Fatal Workplace Shooting In St. Louis, Police Say is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Argument sparks stabbing outside McDonald's in Torresdale

    Philadelphia Police say one man was hospitalized after an argument outside a McDonald's restaurant in the city's Torresdale section Thursday evening.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WPVI 6abc Philadelphia

  3. Argument escalates into gun violence inside a St. Louis business

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An argument inside a St. Louis home health care business escalated into gun violence Thursday when a man shot three other people before turning the gun on himself, police said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Paris Beacon-News

Quotes

  1. In his remarks, Mr Bush said: "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."
    on May 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Independent

  2. "Larry Summers made a very strong argument for why it's important and critical for the overall recovery," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. "And I think that's an argument that most senators understand."
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: John Kerry Source: USA Today

  3. In an interview Friday with CBS News' Harry Smith, Mr. Obama said, "The last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United...
    on Jun 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CBS News

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