• A fact or statement used to support a proposition; a reason.
  • A process of reasoning; argumentation.
  • An abstract or summary of the content of a literary work such as a book, a poem or a major section such as a chapter, included in the work before the content itself; the contents themselves.
  • A verbal dispute; a quarrel.
  • Any of the phrases that bears a syntactic connection to the verb of a clause.
  • Evidence, proof; an item of such evidence or proof.



  • . Arguere is the present active infinitive of arguō, either ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ-, or from Hittite. The English word is analysable as argue + -ment.
  • The current sense is derived from the noun.

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