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Argument vs. Altercation — What's the Difference?

Argument vs. Altercation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Argument and Altercation

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Argument

In logic and philosophy, an argument is a series of statements (in a natural language), called the premises or premisses (both spellings are acceptable), intended to determine the degree of truth of another statement, the conclusion. The logical form of an argument in a natural language can be represented in a symbolic formal language, and independently of natural language formally defined "arguments" can be made in math and computer science.
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Altercation

A heated, sometimes violent quarrel or conflict
"[An] altercation with one of Nekrasov's colleagues ... even led Tolstoy to challenge him to a duel" (Rosamund Bartlett).
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Argument

An exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one
There was some argument about the decision
I've had an argument with my father
Heated arguments over public spending
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Altercation

Heated or angry dispute
The shooting resulted from an altercation between two armed intoxicated men.
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Argument

A reason or set of reasons given in support of an idea, action or theory
He rejected the argument that keeping the facility would be costly
There is a strong argument for submitting a formal appeal
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Altercation

Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
Their whole life was little else than a perpetual wrangling and altercation.
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Argument

An independent variable associated with a function or proposition and determining its value. For example, in the expression y = F(x₁, x₂), the arguments of the function F are x₁ and x₂, and the value is y.
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Altercation

Noisy quarrel
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Argument

Any of the noun phrases in a clause that are related directly to the verb, typically the subject, direct object, and indirect object.
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Argument

A summary of the subject matter of a book.
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Argument

A discussion in which the parties involved express disagreement with one another; a debate
Philosophical arguments over the nature of existence.
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Argument

An angry discussion involving disagreement among the participants; a quarrel
The roommates had an argument about whose turn it was to wash the dishes.
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Argument

(Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention
"sheath'd their swords for lack of argument" (Shakespeare).
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Argument

A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood
Presented a strong argument for the arts in education.
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Argument

A fact or statement put forth as proof or evidence; a reason
The current low mortgage rates are an argument for buying a house now.
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Argument

A set of statements in which one follows logically as a conclusion from the others.
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Argument

A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
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Argument

A topic; a subject
"You and love are still my argument" (Shakespeare).
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Argument

(Logic) The minor premise in a syllogism.
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Argument

The independent variable of a function.
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Argument

The angle of a complex number measured from the positive horizontal axis.
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Argument

(Computers) A value used to evaluate a procedure or subroutine.
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Argument

(Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
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Argument

A fact or statement used to support a proposition; a reason.
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Argument

A series of propositions organized so that the final proposition is a conclusion which is intended to follow logically from the preceding propositions, which function as premises.
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Argument

(countable) A process of reasoning; argumentation.
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Argument

(countable) An abstract or summary of the content of a literary work such as a book, a poem or a major section such as a chapter, included in the work before the content itself; (figuratively) the contents themselves.
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Argument

(countable) A verbal dispute; a quarrel.
The neighbours got into an argument about the branches of the trees that extended over the fence.
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Argument

Any dispute, altercation, or collision.
Steve got in a physical argument with his neighbor and came away with a black eye.
While biking home, he got in an argument with the pavement.
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Argument

Any of the phrases that bears a syntactic connection to the verb of a clause.
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Argument

The independent variable of a function.
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Argument

The phase of a complex number.
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Argument

A quantity on which the calculation of another quantity depends.
The altitude is the argument of the refraction.
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Argument

A value, or a reference to a value, passed to a function.
Parameters are like labelled fillable blanks used to define a function whereas arguments are passed to a function when calling it, filling in those blanks.
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Argument

A parameter at a function call; an actual parameter, as opposed to a formal parameter.
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Argument

A matter in question; a business in hand.
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Argument

The subject matter of an artistic representation, discourse, or writing; a theme or topic.
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Argument

Evidence, proof; (countable) an item of such evidence or proof.
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Argument

To put forward as an argument; to argue.
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Argument

To adduce evidence, to provide proof.
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Argument

Proof; evidence.
There is.. no more palpable and convincing argument of the existence of a Deity.
Why, then, is it made a badge of wit and an argument of parts for a man to commence atheist, and to cast off all belief of providence, all awe and reverence for religion?
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Argument

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.
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Argument

A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
The argument is about things, but names.
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Argument

The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
You and love are still my argument.
The abstract or argument of the piece.
[Shields] with boastful argument portrayed.
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Argument

Matter for question; business in hand.
Sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
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Argument

The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
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Argument

The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
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Argument

To make an argument; to argue.
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Argument

A fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true;
It was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
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Argument

A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement;
They were involved in a violent argument
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Argument

A discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal;
The argument over foreign aid goes on and on
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Argument

A summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie;
The editor added the argument to the poem
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Argument

A variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable
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