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argument

noun [C or U] (REASON)    /ˈɑːɡ.jʊ.mənt/ US  /ˈɑːrɡ-/
B2 a reason or reasons why you support or oppose an idea or suggestion, or the process of explaining them: Now that we've heard all the arguments for and against the proposal, shall we vote on it? [+ that] Her husband was not convinced by her argument that they needed a bigger house. I don't think that's a very strong/convincing/powerful argument. The central argument (= main point) of the book is that some of the plays were not written by Shakespeare.Reasons and explanations
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