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[ahr-gyuh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌɑr gyə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
the process of developing or presenting an argument; reasoning.
discussion; debate; disputation:
The lengthy argumentation tired many listeners.
a discussion dealing with a controversial point.
the setting forth of reasons together with the conclusion drawn from them.
the premises and conclusion so set forth.
argument (def 5).
Origin of argumentation
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English argumentacioun (< Middle French) < Latin argūmentātiōn- (stem of argūmentātiō). See argument, -ation
Related forms
argumentatious, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for argumentation
  • What you are referring to may be better known as debate and argumentation.
  • He does so in his book with good argumentation and solid mathematics.
  • All those who read these posts can learn what type of argumentation you prefer.
  • Several hours' of argumentation typically fails to resolve political disputes.
  • Credible proposals, right or wrong, should have a parliamentary argumentation.
  • With pleasure, because you present articles that confirm my argumentation.
  • As a whole, however, his essay on the university lacks rigor of argumentation as well as coherence.
  • Most students don't think about argumentation after they get their required freshman comp course out of the way.
  • It stimulates their minds, gets them to think in terms of argumentation and facts, rather than putting them to sleep.
  • It might also focus on how to use digital audio for argumentation.
British Dictionary definitions for argumentation


the process of reasoning methodically
a less common word for argument (sense 2), argument (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for argumentation

mid-15c., "presentation of formal arguments," from Old French argumentacion (14c.), from Latin argumentationem (nominative argumentatio) "the bringing forth of a proof," noun of action from past participle stem of argumentari (see argue). Meaning "debate, wrangling, argument back and forth" is from 1530s.

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