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argument

 noun: Linguistic devices topic
1 [countable] a reason or set of reasons that somebody uses to show that something is true or correct Her main argument was a moral one. argument for/against something There are strong arguments for and against euthanasia. argument that… His argument was that public spending must be reduced.2 [uncountable] argument (about something) the act of disagreeing in a conversation or discussion using a reason or set of reasons Let's assume for the sake of argument (= in order to discuss the problem) that we can't start till March.

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