Definitions for: Argumentation

[n] the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
[n] a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. Debate; discussion.

Syn: Reasoning; discussion; controversy. See Reasoning.

Synonyms: argument, debate, line, line of reasoning, logical argument

See Also: abstract thought, casuistry, discussion, give-and-take, line of inquiry, line of questioning, logical thinking, policy, reasoning, word

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