Definitions for "Argument"
Proof; evidence.
A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
As in mathematical or logical usage, specifying a value to be operated on by a function or other command. By default, this is usually interpreted as a file name. In the command cat message, the argument is message, which is subcategorized as a file name by cat.
a mathematical term that refers to a number, character or word which changes the action of the command it is applied to.
Keywords:  prose, poem, summary, plot, canto
The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
A formal list or prose description of the topics addressed by a subdivision of a text.
A discussion in which both participants have strong opposing views. A verbal disagreement. The argument between the parents and the school board was about continuing a popular but expensive after-school program for children. back
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
a disagreement, a quarrel, a dispute or debate
A persuasive presentation of the law and facts of a case or particular issue within a case to the judge or jury.
Any rationale provided by either side in a court case; also refers to any attempt to orally persuade a jury.
An oral presentation of a case or issue in a case to a judge or jury. If it is a jury trial, most arguments concerning issues of law are made to a judge while most issues of fact are made to a jury.
a clear factual based logical idea while persuasion is an attempt to casue the reader to do or think a certain way
A rhetorical strategy that involves using persuasion to gain a reader's support for the writer's position.
To argue with someone that you know within a dream, maybe a subconscious expression of a will to argue with a person that you would not readily argue with in real life. In prophetic dreams an argument can also be considered a warning against impulsive decisions and a very clear warning to think before you act.
From the point of view of formal logic, an argument is an input to a predicate (in the formal logic sense). From the point of view of syntax, specifically X' theory, an argument is a linguistic expression occupying the specifier or complement position of a head. Because a predicate can have more semantic arguments than the X' schema provides, semantic arguments are not necessarily expressed as syntactic arguments. For discussion, see Chapter 3, especially More on the distinction between complements and adjuncts. Conversely, not all syntactic arguments are semantic arguments; see Expletive elements in English for examples.
A sign which (as its name suggests) embodies a logical argument. Also called delome. Example: a syllogism.
See predicate, structure, and arity.
An actual argument or a dummy argument.
See actual argument and dummy argument.
(n.) an actual argument or dummy argument.
a generally negative conflictual experience charged with emotion where conflicting beliefs, desires and/or attitudes are involved
a rational explanation and defense of a position, policy, or practice
a series of dependent beliefs
At uni, you are often asked to present an argument. An argument is sequence of linked ideas that supports a particular point of view or 'thesis'. Giving your opinion is much easier than providing an argument.
a search for the truth, or a medium for the expression of ideas
The argument of a work is the author's subject matter or principal idea. Examples of defined "argument" portions of works include John Milton's Arguments to each of the books of Paradise Lost and the "Argument" to Robert Herrick's Hesperides.
The roles played by specific expressions in the semantbics of the sentence: e.g., in John hit Mar y, the verb hit is said to have two arguments-- John and Mary (see Thematic Roles).
Let"s not argue about the loss of this verb"s silent [e] before the suffix -ment.
button-specific value fed to a Hyperbole type specification when the button is activated.
a value that a method uses
A value or values seperated by space, that belong to a specific. Can be either numeric or text. Please send new additions and/or corrections to [email protected]
Keywords:  gaia, prolog, uranus, mother, structure
An object in a Prolog structure. In the term mother(gaia, uranus), for example, gaia and uranus are the arguments.
Keywords:  journey
a journey" (e
Keywords:  sdml, tag, supply, modify, expand
a value supplied when a procedure is called
Additional processing information that you supply to an SDML tag. An SDML tag can have optional arguments, required arguments or no arguments. For example, in LIST(numbered), NUMBERED is the argument.
Words or numbers you enter as part of an HTML tag to expand or modify how that tag operates.
Keywords:  ehis, aren't, fact, grounded
EHis arguments aren't grounded in fact.
a form of speech or writing presenting someone's opinion
It is an opinion that includes no groundings about a certain reality. It is an affirmation or a negation based on a subjective perception of reality.
A child of a presentation layout schema. That is, "A is an argument of B" means "A is a child of B and B is a presentation layout schema". Thus, token elements have no arguments, even if they have children (which can only be malignmark).
a representamen which separately shows what interpretant it is intended to determine
a Sign which, for its Interpretant, is a sign of law
a proof if and only if it is in accordance with a specific mathematical convention
a proof if it is presented by or approved by an established authority, such as a teacher or a famous mathematician
a diagnostic text message that will be instead of attached file
A data element included as part of a message. Arguments provide additional information that the receiver can use to perform the requested operation. Binary messages and keyword messages take arguments. In a keyword message, a colon (:) following a keyword indicates that an argument is required.
An object that specifies additional information for an operation. Arguments are specified as expression s in binary message s or keyword message
Keywords:  repeat, count, step
a repeat count, as in next
a repeat count, as in step
a discussion where each party intends on convincing the other
The discussion on matters of the law that takes place between attorneys and the court.
Operational code name for Allied air attacks on German factories in February 1944.
a whole mess of thoughts that will really confuse you if you try to understand it
Keywords:  scalar, array, required, number
an array while a scalar number is required
Keywords:  compliment, bad, partner, pay, time
a bad time to pay my partner a compliment
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
a variable that a procedure needs to complete its task
A data item specified in a method call. An argument can be a literal value, a variable, or an expression.
Keywords:  equilibrium, see
See equilibrium argument.
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Keywords:  angular, distance
Angular distance.
Matter for question; business in hand.
Symbol, usually a letter, indicating a place into which you can substitute a number, letter, or name to give an appropriate meaning to the formula in question.
Keywords:  intellectual, process
an intellectual process
The events that have led up to the action about to be revealed in the play; the background story.
The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
Keywords:  pleasure
a pleasure to them
an example of two people talking but no one is listening
Keywords:  harm, waste, additional, time
a waste of time, and it can only do additional harm
Keywords:  fight, words
a fight using words
Keywords:  numeric, see
See `numeric argument.'
Keywords:  fire, house
a fire in the house
Keywords:  attribute, see
See Attribute
Keywords:  object, person
an object such as a person
To make an argument; to argue.