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argumentation

[ahr-gyuh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌɑr gyə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English argumentacioun (< Middle French) < Latin argūmentātiōn- (stem of argūmentātiō). See argument, -ation
Related forms
argumentatious, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for argumentatious

argumentation

/ˌɑːɡjʊmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process of reasoning methodically
2.
a less common word for argument (sense 2), argument (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for argumentatious

argumentation

n.

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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