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"
- logical argument - line of reasoning
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable
if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
"the editor added the argument to the poem"
- literary argument
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
"the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
a contentious speech act
a dispute where there is strong disagreement
"they were involved in a violent argument"
a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"