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 structure 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.

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  1. A fact or statement used to support a proposition; <span id="N1">a reason</span>.
  2. <span id="N2">A verbal dispute; a quarrel.</span>
  3. <span id="N3">A process of reasoning.</span>
  4. <span id="N4"></span> A series of propositions organized so that the final proposition is a conclusion which is intended to follow logically from the preceding propositions, which function as premises.
  5. <span id="N5"> The independent variable of a function.</span>
  6. <span id="N6"> A value</span>, or reference to a value, passed to a function.
    Parameters are like labeled fillable blanks used to define a function whereas arguments are passed to a function when calling it, filling in those blanks.
  7. <span id="N7"> A parameter</span> in a function definition; an actual parameter, as opposed to a formal parameter.
  8. Any of the phrases that bears a syntactic connection to the verb of a clause.
  9. The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends.
    The altitude is the argument of the refraction.
  10. 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.
  11. Matter for question; business in hand.

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