argument


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argument

The reason(s) advanced for a particular thing’s existence.

argument

Medtalk The reason(s) advanced for a particular thing's existence. See Drug-baby argument, Health freedom argument, Particular person argument.
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Why write down and analyze the argument of the innovator you are interviewing?
The Function Arguments dialog box is helpful when building a formula that uses one of Excels 455 calculation functions.
Elamparo added Comelec as well as herself and the other petitioners including former Senator Francisco Kit Tatad, former UE Law Dean Amado Valdez and Law Professor Antonio Contreras have yet to present their arguments.
This serial argument goal typology set the stage for my advancement of the serial argument process model (Bevan, Finan, & Kaminsky, 2008).
Judges may have already made up their minds, yet during oral argument they engage in what hindsight proves to be merely polite conversation about the losing party's arguments.
Many steps of Balaguer's argument must be omitted here.
I'm sure you've had an argument before and later felt that it was the wrong time and place.
On Massey's account, argument (2) is an instance of the form (1), yet it is valid.
He argues that, 'the standard version of the argument from concept possession is vulnerable to the traditional counterexamples to empiricism' (72).
The social scientific study of argument started in the World War I era.
Reagan wryly observes that up until now, there have been three oral arguments in every case: "There's the argument you plan to give, there's the one you actually give, and there's the one you think you gave.
The pamphlet is setting a record for the number of arguments on a single measure - in this case, Measure 49, which revises the 2004 property-rights initiative, Measure 37.