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argument

 
Noun argument has 5 senses
  1. argument, statement - a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
    --1 is a kind of evidence
    --1 has particulars:
     proof; counterargument; pro; con; case; clincher, determiner, determining factor; adducing; last word; specious argument
    Derived form: verb argue3
  2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
    --2 is a kind of dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict
    --2 has particulars:
     argy-bargy, argle-bargle; firestorm; sparring; polemic; fight
    Derived form: verb argue2
  3. argument, argumentation, debate - a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
    --3 is a kind of discussion, give-and-take, word
    Derived form: verb argue1
  4. argument, literary argument - a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
    --4 is a kind of summary
  5. argument - a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
    --5 is a kind of
    variable, variable quantity
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