A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
A set of propositions, one of which is supported by the others.
A kind of writing that uses various rhetorical strategies and appeals to convince the reader of the truth or falsity of a given proposition or thesis. See appeal and thesis.
A form of thinking in which certain statements (reasons) are offered in support of another statement (a conclusion).
A list of statements made up of a conclusion and one or more premises.
a group of statements containing at least one premise and one conclusion.
C&P page: 15 Definition: *An argument is a collection of statements in which one or more (known as the premises) are given for the purpose of justifying, or defending as true, another statement (the conclusion). Comment: "Argument" is a technical term, in the context of logic, and does not imply or presuppose a dialogue or discussion between two individuals, much less an emotionally heated exchange or disagreement. The presenter of an argument may not be fully aware of its structure-- some serious reconstruction may be required, to extract an argument from his initial mishmash of statements.
A controversial statement, frequently called a claim, supported by evidence and a warrant. The standards of a logically good argument include acceptability, relevance, and sufficiency. See also Standard of acceptability, Standard of relevance, standard of sufficiency.
a set of statements, one or more of which are called premises and are claimed to provide support for another of the set, called the conclusion.
a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
a coherent series of statements that lead to a conclusion
a collection of claims, wherein some premises are supposed to support a conclusion
a connected series of statement intended to establish a
a connected series of statements intended to create a proposition
a connected series of statements intended to establish a definite proposition
a connecting series of statements to establish a proposition
a deliberate attempt to move beyond merely making an assertion
a form of reasoning whereby one gives a reason or reasons in support of some claim
a group of reasons designed to support a conclusion
a group of statements in which some of them (the premises) are intended to support another of them (the conclusion)
a group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) are claimed to provide support for, or reasons to believe, one of the others (the conclusion
a group of statements that express an inference
a group of statements with one or more premises, which claim to support the conclusion
a logical order of linked statements, where each one is logically derived from its previous one
a move that purports to persuade the addressee to believe that a proposition is true
an a priori one if all of its premises are a priori
an assertion that from a certain set of sentences (called premises or assumptions ) one can deduce another sentence Q (called an inference or conclusion )
an assertion which is the result of reasoning
an attempt to demonstrate the truth of a claim (a conclusion), based on the truth of a set of other claims (premises)
an attempt to demonstrate the truth of an assertion called a conclusion , based on the truth of a set of assertions called premises
an attempt to justify (establish as true) one assertion (belief, statement, claim, proposition, "sentence," etc
an interpretation of observations that provide evidence that an intention is met
an option if, assuming the client had not supplied its value, it would have been possible to find a reasonable default
an ordered line of reasoning composed of premises, assumptions, and a conclusion
a point of view supported by reasons that demonstrate the view is a good one
a premise-conclusion relationaship
a reason, or a series of reasons, offered as to why the audience should behave, believe, or think in a certain manner
a reason or reasons offered in proving something
a series of definitions and statements buttressed by logic and evidence to prove a conclusion
a series of reasons which one uses to prove the truth of what one wishes to assert
a series of statements called premises that lead to
a series of statements used to persuade someone of something
a set of formulae designated as premises together with a single sentence designated as the conclusion
a set of one or more statements which uses the logie of the system to show how one particular statement is arrived at
a set of premises grounded in facts, not beliefs, the archetype of which is the syllogism
a set of premises leading to a conclusion
a set of premises or reasons that are presented as support or grounds for believing a conclusion
a set of propositions in which one or more propositions (the premises) are said to provide reasons or evidence for the truth of another proposition (the conclusion)
a set of propositions which are supported by evidence and allow logical conclusions to be made
a set of statements (called premises) that work together to support another statement (the conclusion)
a set of statements , one of which is suppose to follow from the others
a set of statements, one of which (the conclusion ), it is said or implied, follows from the others (the premises )
a set of statements that claims that one or more of those statements, called the premises, support another of them, called the conclusion
a set of two or more propositions, one of which is a conclusion, and the rest of which are premises
a set of two or more propositions related to each other in such a way that all but one of them (the premises) are supposed to provide support for the remaining one (the conclusion)
a sign which distinctly represents the Interpretant, called its Conclusion, which it is intended to determine
a sign whose interpretant represents its object as being an ulterior sign through a law, namely, the law that the passage from all such premisses to such conclusions tends to the truth
a singular unit of logic, containing facts or premises which purport to be claims of truth
a statement made with supporting evidence
a statement or theory that someone else could disagree with, but still follow your logic
An argument consists of a claim, warrant, authoritative support, and statement of impact.
A series of statements in which at least one of the statements is offered as reason to believe another.
A specific line-of-reasoning that relates evidence to conclusions; an analytic product; an instantiated argument template including answers to questions posed by the template, evidence, and rationale.
The presentation of the review of the evidence and summation by the attorney at the end of the case, after all of the evidence is in and both parties have rested.
A proposition of fact, value, or policy supported by evidence or proof in order to develop a case on one side of an issue.
A set of claims, one of which, known as the conclusion, is supposed to be supported by the rest, known as reasons or premises.
The communication, in verbal or written form, of the reasoning process that leads to a valid conclusion; a valid argument is the result of the conjecture/reasoning process.
A set of statements consisting of premises and a conclusion.
to develop ideas; a line of reasoning communication mode Â method of communication, including both electronic and non-electronic methods (e.g. e-mail, fax, courier)
a sequence of two or more statements of which one is designated as the conclusion and all the others of which are premises.
A form of discourse in which reason is used to influence or change people’s ideas or actions
is a series of connected reasons in support of a position or a conclusion. ( Intro)
A series of statements in which one (the conclusion) purportedly follows from the others (the premises).
(a) A set of sentences, one of which is the conclusion and the others the reasons that are given in support of the conclusion. (b) the activity of pressing a claim, often supported by arguments understood in sense (a).
As a type of writing, argument usually contains the proposition or assertion, the issue, and the evidence or facts and opinions used to support the assertion.
a reason given in proof or rebuttal