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Argumentation definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARGUMENTA'TION, n. Reasoning; the act of reasoning; the act of inventing or forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion. The operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on" [syn: argument, argumentation, debate]
2: 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" [syn: argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the act or process of forming reasons and of drawing conclusions and applying them to a case in discussion 2. debate, discussion

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 methodical reasoning. 2 debate or argument. Etymology: F f. L argumentatio f. argumentari (as ARGUMENT, -ATION)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Argumentation Ar`gu*men*ta"tion, n. [L. argumentatio, from argumentari: cf. F. argumentation.] 1. The act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true. Which manner of argumentation, how false and naught it is, . . . every man that hath with perceiveth. --Tyndale. 2. Debate; discussion. Syn: Reasoning; discussion; controversy. See Reasoning.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Argumentation is the process of arguing in an organized or logical way, for example in philosophy. (FORMAL) = argument, debate

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Reasoning, ratiocination, process of reasoning.



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