Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun argument

7 senses of argument

Sense 1
argument, statement -- (a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true")
       => evidence -- (an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear")

Sense 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")
       => dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict -- (a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats")

Sense 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")
       => discussion, give-and-take, word -- (an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it")

Sense 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")
       => summary, sum-up -- (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions")

Sense 5
argument, parameter -- ((computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program)
       => address, computer address, reference -- ((computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored)
       => value -- (a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds")

Sense 6
argument -- (a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable)
       => variable, variable quantity -- (a quantity that can assume any of a set of values)

Sense 7
argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line -- (a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning")
       => reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)

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