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Argument vs. Basis

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Argumentnoun

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

Basisnoun

A physical base or foundation.

Argumentnoun

A verbal dispute; a quarrel.

Basisnoun

A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.

Argumentnoun

A process of reasoning.

Basisnoun

An underlying condition or circumstance.

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Argumentnoun

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.

Basisnoun

A regular frequency.

‘You should brush your teeth on a daily basis at minimum.’; ‘The flights to Fiji leave on a weekly basis.’; ‘Cars must be checked on a yearly basis.’;

Argumentnoun

(mathematics) The independent variable of a function.

Basisnoun

(linear algebra) In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.

Argumentnoun

(mathematics) The phase of a complex number.

Basisnoun

(accounting) Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.

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Argumentnoun

(programming) A value, or reference to a value, passed to a function.

‘Parameters are like labeled fillable blanks used to define a function whereas arguments are passed to a function when calling it, filling in those blanks.’;

Basisnoun

(topology) A collection of subsets ("basis elements") of a set, such that this collection covers the set, and for any two basis elements which both contain an element of the set, there is a third basis element contained in the intersection of the first two, which also contains that element.

‘The collection of all possible unions of basis elements of a basis is said to be the topology generated by that basis.’;

Argumentnoun

(programming) A parameter in a function definition; an actual parameter, as opposed to a formal parameter.

Basisnoun

The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.

Argumentnoun

(linguistics) Any of the phrases that bears a syntactic connection to the verb of a clause.

Basisnoun

The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.

‘If no basis bear my rising name.’;

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Argumentnoun

(astronomy) The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends.

‘The altitude is the argument of the refraction.’;

Basisnoun

The groundwork; the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.

‘The basis of public credit is good faith.’;

Argumentnoun

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.

Basisnoun

The principal component part of a thing.

Argumentnoun

Matter for question; business in hand.

Basisnoun

a relation that provides the foundation for something;

‘they were on a friendly footing’; ‘he worked on an interim basis’;

Argumentverb

To put forward as an argument; to argue.

Basisnoun

the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained;

‘the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture’;

Argumentnoun

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?’;

Basisnoun

the most important or necessary part of something;

‘the basis of this drink is orange juice’;

Argumentnoun

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.

Argumentnoun

A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.

‘The argument is about things, but names.’;

Argumentnoun

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.’;

Argumentnoun

Matter for question; business in hand.

‘Sheathed their swords for lack of argument.’;

Argumentnoun

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

Argumentnoun

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

Argumentverb

To make an argument; to argue.

Argumentnoun

a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true;

‘it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true’;

Argumentnoun

a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement;

‘they were involved in a violent argument’;

Argumentnoun

a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal;

‘the argument over foreign aid goes on and on’;

Argumentnoun

a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie;

‘the editor added the argument to the poem’;

Argumentnoun

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

Argumentnoun

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’;

Argumentnoun

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’;

Argumentnoun

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.

Argumentnoun

another term for amplitude (sense 4)

Argumentnoun

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

Argumentnoun

a summary of the subject matter of a book.

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 can be made in math and computer science.

‘arguments’;

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