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argument

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɑːɡjəmənt/
ANGRY DISCUSSION B1 an angry discussion with someone in which you both disagree: They had an argument about who should do the cleaning.Debate and discussionArguments and disagreements
REASON B2 a reason or reasons why you support or oppose an idea, action, etc: There are many arguments for/against nuclear energy.Motives and reasons
(Definition of argument from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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