Argumentation



the process of developing or presenting an ; reasoning.
discussion; debate; disputation:
The lengthy argumentation tired many listeners.
a discussion dealing with a controversial point.
the setting forth of reasons together with the conclusion drawn from them.
the premises and conclusion so set forth.
(def 5).
Contemporary Examples

Although an undeniably compelling trinity of argumentation, it is not without its logical problems.
So-Called ‘Biblical Scholar’ Says Jesus A Made-Up Myth Candida Moss, Joel Baden October 4, 2014

Historical Examples

He retain’d a great deal of his old Enthusiasms, and lov’d argumentation.
Benjamin Franklin Frank Luther Mott

I did not suppose she could have understood all of Sebright’s argumentation.
Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

He saw as clearly as ever into the ‘root of the matter,’ and largely exemplified his peculiar force of argumentation.
Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou Maturin M. Ballou

He retained a great deal of his old enthusiasms and lov’d argumentation.
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

The time for further consideration and argumentation was gone.
rminius Vambry, his life and adventures rminius Vambry

argumentation is the process of establishing the truth or falsity of a thing.
Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism F. V. N. Painter

How do argument and argumentation compare with reasoning as regards logical form?
English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald

Nothing else can be deducted from their argumentation, and this is what we maintain ourselves.
The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin

argumentation is the process of producing conviction by means of reasoning.
The Art of Public Speaking Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein

noun
the process of reasoning methodically
a less common word for argument (sense 2), argument (sense 3)
n.

mid-15c., “presentation of formal arguments,” from Old French argumentacion (14c.), from Latin argumentationem (nominative argumentatio) “the bringing forth of a proof,” noun of action from past participle stem of argumentari (see argue). Meaning “debate, wrangling, argument back and forth” is from 1530s.

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    fond of or given to and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. of or characterized by ; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues. Law. or containing suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion. Contemporary Examples “It resulted in an extremely confrontational and argumentative persona,” Dupont says. […]

  • Argumentativeness

    fond of or given to and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. of or characterized by ; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues. Law. or containing suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion. Historical Examples In this way I probably developed the strain of argumentativeness, or […]



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    fond of or given to and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. of or characterized by ; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues. Law. or containing suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion. Historical Examples Did you say that he was argumentatively inclined so he would […]

  • Arguments

    an oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: a violent argument. a discussion involving differing points of view; debate: They were deeply involved in an argument about inflation. a process of reasoning; series of reasons: I couldn’t follow his argument. a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: This is a strong argument in […]



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