Actual argument

actual argument

A value, expression, or reference passed to a function or subroutine when it is called and which replaces or is bound to the corresponding formal argument.
See: argument.
Contemporary Examples

Obama Tucker CarlsonTime and again, McCain seemed close to completing an actual argument, only to pull back.
Post Debate Wrap The Daily Beast October 15, 2008

And never, ever, engage the actual argument on its own terms: why is there bad design in nature?
The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution Karl W. Giberson May 31, 2014

Historical Examples

Therefore when men go to the ballot-box they till vote “no,” unless they have actual argument on it.
Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States, Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.

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