The argument Daisey makes is the same as the one made by the author, in a sense: this makes an important story more powerful.
But even so, it is much more arresting and persuasive as an argument because it is tied to crucial end results.
To date, he has seemed reluctant to choose a side in the argument, preferring instead to float above the fray.
I made my argument for her removal when I discovered her relation to XXXX and it was denied.
Both the gap in solutions and the assumption of outcomes undermine this argument.
The argument which followed this announcement was not long, but spirited.
But Jeff Rankin swept all argument away with a movement of his big paws.
But whatever the form of argument may be, the result is the same.
The man assented to her argument, and went to look out the two beds she wanted.
This, as we shall later see, is an important step in our argument.
early 14c., "statements and reasoning in support of a proposition," from Old French arguement "reasoning, opinion; accusation, charge" (13c.), from Latin argumentum "evidence, ground, support, proof; a logical argument," from arguere "to argue" (see argue). Sense passed through "subject of contention" to "a quarrel," a sense formerly attached to argumentation.
(Or "arg") A value or reference passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command or program, by the caller. For example, in the function definition
square(x) = x * x
x is the formal argument or "parameter", and in the call
y = square(3+4)
3+4 is the actual argument. This will execute the function square with x having the value 7 and return the result 49.
There are many different conventions for passing arguments to functions and procedures including call-by-value, call-by-name, call-by-reference, call-by-need. These affect whether the value of the argument is computed by the caller or the callee (the function) and whether the callee can modify the value of the argument as seen by the caller (if it is a variable).
Arguments to functions are usually, following mathematical notation, written in parentheses after the function name, separated by commas (but see curried function). Arguments to a program are usually given after the command name, separated by spaces, e.g.:
cat myfile yourfile hisfile
Here "cat" is the command and "myfile", "yourfile", and "hisfile" are the arguments.