ar·gu·men·ta·tion /ˌɑrgjəmənˈteʃən, ˌmɛn-/
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.
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, debate]
2: the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow
your line of reasoning" [syn: logical argument, line of