ARGUMENT

n. 1. a sequence of propositions that together provide logical reasons for accepting the resulting conclusion as valid or true. A single one of these related statements is termed a premise. Argumentation, an extension of this concept, is the process of making an argument all the way from premise to conclusion. 2. a parameter on which the value of a mathematical function depends or can fall. 3. a disagreement involving varied, often opposite, positions as posited by different individuals.

ARGUMENT: "After finding that all evidence provided support for the conclusion, the student created an argument for use in his or her essay."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ARGUMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/argument/ (accessed August 16, 2018).
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