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Synonyms for argument

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a course of reasoning

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a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

what a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about

Synonyms for argument

a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

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

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

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(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable

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When offering support for their characterizations of public opinion in the first argument pattern ("what the public wants"), politicians tended to refer to their discussions with members of the public.
In short, the argument patterns uncovered in this study comprise special topoi for budget policy rhetoric.
viii) are there useful ways of characterizing argument patterns other than describing argument forms?
Are there some complex argument patterns which occur with some frequency?
From the standpoint of a rhetorician, they appear to come from Gaskins' quick move from law to rhetoric to dialectic in the first chapter; rhetoricians will need to fill in some of the historical and theoretical gaps in Gaskins' analysis of argument patterns.