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English noun: argumentation

1. argumentation (communication) a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal


SamplesThe argument over foreign aid goes on and on.


Synonymsargument, debate


Broader (hypernym)discussion, give-and-take, word


Narrower (hyponym)logomachy

2. argumentation (cognition) a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning


SamplesI can't follow your line of reasoning.


Synonymsargument, line, line of reasoning, logical argument


Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning


Narrower (hyponym)casuistry, line of inquiry, line of questioning, policy









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