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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ar·gu·ment /ˈɑrgjəmənt/
 爭論,辯論,爭辯,爭執

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 argument
 引數

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 argument
 變元

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 argument
 引數

From: Network Terminology

 argument
 引數

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·gu·ment n.
 1. Proof; evidence. [Obs.]
    There is.. no more palpable and convincing argument of the existence of a Deity.   --Ray.
    Why, then, is it made a badge of wit and an argument of parts for a man to commence atheist, and to cast off all belief of providence, all awe and reverence for religion?   --South.
 2. A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
 3. A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
    The argument is about things, but names.   --Locke.
 4. The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
    You and love are still my argument.   --Shak.
    The abstract or argument of the piece.   --Jeffrey.
    [Shields] with boastful argument portrayed.   --Milton.
 5. Matter for question; business in hand. [Obs.]
    Sheathed their swords for lack of argument.   --Shak.
 6. Astron. The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
 7. Math. The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·gu·ment v. i.  To make an argument; to argue. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 argument
      n 1: a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is
           true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was
           true" [syn: statement]
      2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
         disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
         [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation,
          disceptation, tilt, arguing]
      3: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against
         some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign
         aid goes on and on" [syn: argumentation, debate]
      4: a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play
         or movie; "the editor added the argument to the poem"
         [syn: literary argument]
      5: a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose
         value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is
         the independent variable