Definitions English

  • A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
  • A quarrel; a dispute.
  • Archaic A reason or matter for dispute or contention: "sheath'd their swords for lack of argument” ( Shakespeare).
  • A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood: presented a careful argument for extraterrestrial life.
  • A fact or statement put forth as proof or evidence; a reason: The current low mortgage rates are an argument for buying a house now.
  • A set of statements in which one follows logically as a conclusion from the others.
  • A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
  • A topic; a subject: "You and love are still my argument” ( Shakespeare).
  • Logic The minor premise in a syllogism.
  • Mathematics An independent variable of a function.
  • Mathematics The angle of a complex number measured from the positive horizontal axis.
  • Computer Science A value used to evaluate a procedure or subroutine.
  • Linguistics In generative grammar, any of various positions occupied by a noun phrase in a sentence.