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argument

noun [C]  /ˈɑr·ɡjə·mənt/ us  

argument noun [C] (IDEAS)

literature the subject matter of a written work and the development of the ideas in it An argument is also a brief summary of a written work

argument noun [C] (REASONS)

the reasons for your opinion about the truth of something or an explanation of why you believe something should be done: A good argument can be made for providing health insurance for all children. law An argument is a lawyer’s representation of a case in a court of law.

argument noun [C] (DISAGREEMENT)

a strong and sometimes angry disagreement in talking or discussing something: I had an argument with my boss.
Translations of “argument”
in Korean 말다툼, 주장…
in Arabic جِدال…
in Portuguese discussão, argumento…
in Catalan discussió, argument…
in Japanese 口論, 口げんか, 主張…
in Italian discussione, lite, polemica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爭執, 爭論, 爭吵…
in Russian спор, довод…
in Turkish münakaşa, tartışma, argüman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 争执, 争论, 争吵…
in Polish kłótnia, argument…
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