The work of forming reasons making inductions attracting conclusions and using them into instance in conversation the operation of inferring propositions as yet not known or admitted as true from realities or principles understood accepted or turned out to be real
- a discussion for which explanations are higher level for and against some proposition or suggestion
- a training course of thinking aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical means of logical thinking
- The act of forming factors, making inductions, attracting conclusions, and using them towards the case in conversation; the procedure of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from realities or principles understood, accepted, or turned out to be real.
- Debate; discussion.
mid-15c., "presentation of formal arguments," from Old French argumentacion (14c.), from Latin argumentationem (nominative argumentatio) "the taking forth of a proof," noun of action from previous participle stem of argumentari (see argue). Indicating "debate, wrangling, debate back-and-forth" is from 1530s.
- debate [process of reasoning]
- type of argument
- distinct reasoning
- flawed debate
(n.) The act of forming factors, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and using all of them towards case in conversation; the procedure of inferring propositions, unknown or admitted as real, from facts or principles understood, admitted, or became true.
- (letter.) Debate; conversation.
The whole position was stated with more urbanity and culture, and was supported, by Carneades in particular, by argumentation at once more copious and more acute.