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Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
James L. Buckley

Meaning of "argument" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ARGUMENT

argument  [ˈɑːɡjʊmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ARGUMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Argument is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ARGUMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Argument

In logic and philosophy, an argument is an attempt to persuade someone of something, by giving reasons for accepting a particular conclusion as evident. The general form of an argument in a natural language is that of premises in support of a claim: the conclusion. The structure of some arguments can also be set out in a formal language, and formally defined "arguments" can be made independently of natural language arguments, as in math, logic and computer science. In a typical deductive argument, the premises are meant to provide a guarantee of the truth of the conclusion, while in an inductive argument, they are thought to provide reasons supporting the conclusion's probable truth. The standards for evaluating non-deductive arguments may rest on different or additional criteria than truth, for example, the persuasiveness of so-called "indispensability claims" in transcendental arguments, the quality of hypotheses in retroduction, or even the disclosure of new possibilities for thinking and acting. The standards and criteria used in evaluating arguments and their forms of reasoning are studied in logic.

Definition of argument in the English dictionary

The first definition of argument in the dictionary is a quarrel; altercation. Other definition of argument is a discussion in which reasons are put forward in support of and against a proposition, proposal, or case; debate. Argument is also a point or series of reasons presented to support or oppose a proposition.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ARGUMENT


advertisement
ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt
agreement
əˈɡriːmənt
apartment
əˈpɑːtmənt
assessment
əˈsɛsmənt
bestowment
bɪˈstəʊmənt
department
dɪˈpɑːtmənt
development
dɪˈvɛləpmənt
disendowment
ˌdɪsɪnˈdaʊmənt
document
ˈdɒkjʊmənt
embowment
ɪmˈbəʊmənt
emolument
ɪˈmɒljʊmənt
endowment
ɪnˈdaʊmənt
harrowment
ˈhærəʊmənt
integument
ɪnˈtɛɡjʊmənt
moment
ˈməʊmənt
monument
ˈmɒnjʊmənt
nonargument
ˌnɒnˈɑːɡjʊmənt
re-argument
riːˈɑːɡjʊmənt
spur-of-the-moment
ˌspɜːəvðəˈməʊmənt
tegument
ˈtɛɡjʊmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ARGUMENT

arguably
argue
argue the toss
arguer
argufied
argufier
argufies
argufy
arguing
argulus
argument from design
argumentation
argumentative
argumentatively
argumentativeness
argumentive
argumentum
argumentum ad hominem
argus
argus pheasant

WORDS THAT END LIKE ARGUMENT

ancient monument
blunt instrument
comment
counter-argument
discussion document
instrument
keyboard instrument
legal document
musical instrument
national monument
negotiable instrument
offer document
percussion instrument
policy document
precision instrument
registration document
source document
string instrument
stringed instrument
the Monument
wind instrument

Synonyms and antonyms of argument in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ARGUMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «argument» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of argument

Translation of «argument» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ARGUMENT

Find out the translation of argument to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of argument from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «argument» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

争论
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

discusión
570 millions of speakers

English

argument
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तर्क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِدَال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ссора
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

discussão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dispute
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hujah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Streit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

口論
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

논쟁
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Argumentasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tranh luận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युक्तिवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tartışma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discussione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spór
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

суперечка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ceartă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιχείρημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

argument
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gräl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diskusjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of argument

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ARGUMENT»

The term «argument» is very widely used and occupies the 7.352 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ARGUMENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about argument

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10 QUOTES WITH «ARGUMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word argument.
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Richard Attenborough
I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all.
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Conrad Black
The argument of socialists, that people really want to share, beyond a reasonable level of charity, is rubbish, though it is espoused by a lot of rich, pious hypocrites who want to share only enough to avoid widespread starvation, mob violence, and government seizure of more of their incomes.
3
Sidney Blumenthal
The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically.
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Edward de Bono
Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.
5
Edward McKendree Bounds
The Bible nowhere enters into an argument to prove the person and being of God. It assumes His being and reveals His person and character.
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James L. Buckley
Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
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Eddie Campbell
I remember having an argument with Alan, I said the Queen's not just going to call the guy up and send him out to do it. And Alan says, well, how would a monarch give orders to her assassin.
8
Richard Carlson
When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners.
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Brunello Cucinelli
I never remember my parents having an argument.
10
Barbara Deming
This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human concern.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ARGUMENT»

Discover the use of argument in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to argument and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cosmological Argument
This book provides a comprehensive, critical study of the oldest and most famous argument for the existence of God: the Cosmological Argument.
William L. Rowe, 1998
2
Argument Realization
This 2005 book surveys theories about the relationship between verbs and their arguments, an important research topic in linguistics.
Beth Levin, Malka Rappaport Hovav, 2005
3
A Practical Study of Argument, Enhanced Edition
Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Trudy Govier, 2013
4
A Theory of Argument
One of the key themes of the book is that we cannot succeed in distinguishing good argument from bad arguments until we learn to listen carefully to others.
Mark Vorobej, 2006
5
One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern ...
Who could elucidate the subtitles of Darwin's thought and that of his contemporaries and intellectual heirs--A.R. Wallace, T.H. Huxley, August Weisman, Asa Gray--better then Ernst Mayr, a man considered by many to be the greatest ...
Ernst Mayr, 1991
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The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Harry Phillips, Patricia Bostian, 2011
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The Evidential Argument from Evil
The volume focuses on two versions of the argument. The first affirms that there is no reason for God to permit either certain specific horrors or the variety and profusion of undeserved suffering.
Daniel Howard-Snyder, 1996
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The Skills of Argument
This is the first major study of informal reasoning across the life span.
Deanna Kuhn, 1991
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How To Win Any Argument
Winning arguments with confidence, grace and ease. If you‘re ready, Bob Mayer will show you how in a light, humorous, page-turning read filled with personal and celebrity anecdotes and riveting tidbits.
Robert Mayer, 2008
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Meaning and Argument: An Introduction to Logic Through Language
This volume is ideal as an introduction to formal logic, philosophical logic, and philosophy of language. At each stage of system elaboration and development, the book answers meta-logical questions. Why is a particular formalism needed?
Ernest Lepore, Sam Cumming, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ARGUMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term argument is used in the context of the following news items.
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Man stabbed to death breaking up argument identified
Edward Donnell Wheat, 53, was killed when police say he tried to break up a fight between a man and woman on the front porch of a home. «AL.com, Jul 15»
2
'Your argument is weak': Climate scientists offer briefing to sceptical …
Top Australian researchers have offered to educate Liberal Party sceptics on the evidence of climate change, saying a push for Federal ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
Man stabbed in Canoga Park after argument over woman 'went …
CANOGA PARK — A man was stabbed in Canoga Park during a dispute with another man over a woman, police said today. The stabbing ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Best argument vs same-sex marriage is a dangerous argument
He went on to say that most arguments against same-sex marriage are discredited but one remaining argument is the best – that the ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
5
Little Rock man shot in leg during parking lot argument
According to Lt. Steve McClanahan, Jackson said an argument began and he was shot in the right leg. He was transported to CHI St. Vincent ... «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
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USA victory over Japan descends into argument about Pearl Harbour
USA victory over Japan descends into argument about Pearl Harbour. Some of the USA fans were far from gracious winners as 'Pearl Harbor' ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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TOWIE's Gemma Collins and Bobby Norris in EXPLOSIVE argument
Their friendship has always been volatile, but it looks like TOWIE's Gemma Collins and Bobby Norris are no longer on speaking terms. «Closer, Jul 15»
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Philippines vows to smash China's strongest argument
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines vowed to smash China's strongest argument against Manila's case over the South China Sea, as a ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
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SC asks SQ Chy's lawyer to end argument tomorrow
Supreme Court asks a counsel for war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to complete argument by tomorrow on appeal against his death ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
10
Kristina Kuzmic Destroys The Argument Against Breastfeeding In …
To show just how ridiculous these types of statements are, cooking show host and fellow mom Kristina Kuzmic created a satirical YouTube ... «Huffington Post Canada, Jul 15»

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