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Etymology

Middle English < Anglo-Norman < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] argumentum < arguere

Noun

Singular
argument

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argument ({{{1}}})
  1. A fact or statement used to support a proposition; a reason:
  2. A verbal dispute; a quarrel.
  3. A process of reasoning.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A series of statements organized so that the final statement is a conclusion which is intended to follow logically from the preceding statements, which function as premises.
  5. (mathematics) The independent variable of a function.
  6. (programming) A value, or reference to a value, passed to a function.
  7. (programming) A parameter in a function definition; a formal argument.
  8. A summary or short statement of the plot or chief points of a book.

Usage notes

  • ((programming) formal argument) The use of the word argument without formal as a qualifier is common, but is a loose usage. Parameter is more correct.

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Czech

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Noun

argument m.

  1. argument (fact or statement used to support a proposition)

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] argumentum (verb arguere)

Pronunciation

Noun

argument m. (plural arguments)

  1. argument

Swedish

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Inflection for argument Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative argument argumentet argument argumenten
Genitive arguments argumentets arguments argumentens

argument

  1. argument; a reason
  2. (mathematics) argument; an independent variable passed to a function
  3. (programming languages) argument; variable passed to a function

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