argumentation Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argument; debate.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  2. noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    line; argument; line of reasoning; logical argument.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning


Ar`gu*men*ta"tion noun
L. argumentatio, from argumentari: cf. F. argumentation.
  1. The act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true.
    Which manner of argumentation, how false and naught it is, . . . every man that hath with perceiveth. Tyndale.
  2. Debate; discussion. Syn. -- Reasoning; discussion; controversy. See Reasoning.

Webster 1913