argumentatious

argumentation

[ahr-gyuh-men-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the process of developing or presenting an argument; reasoning.
2.
discussion; debate; disputation: The lengthy argumentation tired many listeners.
3.
a discussion dealing with a controversial point.
4.
the setting forth of reasons together with the conclusion drawn from them.
5.
the premises and conclusion so set forth.
6.
argument ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English argumentacioun (< Middle French) < Latin argūmentātiōn- (stem of argūmentātiō). See argument, -ation

argumentatious, adjective
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argumentation (ˌɑːɡjʊmɛnˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the process of reasoning methodically
2.  argument a less common word for argument

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argumentation
late 15c., "presentation of formal arguments," from Fr. argumentation (14c.), from L. argumentationem (nom. argumentatio) "the bringing forth of a proof," pp. of argumentari (see argue). Meaning "debate, wrangling, argument back and forth" is from 1530s.
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