argumentation

Argumentation is a very logical way of discussing or debating an idea. When you use the technique of argumentation, you prove something to be true or false.

Argumentation uses logic, persuasion, and various debate tactics to arrive at a conclusion. When a debater or negotiator follows the rules of argumentation, she backs up her ideas with very systematic, careful reasoning that makes her conclusion strong and believable. From the 15th century, argumentation has meant "presentation of formal arguments," from the Latin root argumentationem, "the bringing forth of a proof."

Definitions of argumentation
  1. noun
    a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    synonyms: argument, line, line of reasoning, logical argument
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    line of inquiry, line of questioning
    an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
    casuistry
    argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
    policy
    a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
    clericalism
    a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters
    plank
    an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
    economic policy
    a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
    social policy
    a policy of for dealing with social issues
    party line
    the policy of a political group
    foreign policy
    a policy governing international relations
    zero-tolerance policy
    any policy that allows no exception
    Zionism
    a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine
    appeasement
    a policy of pacifying an enemy or potential enemy by making concessions
    austerity
    a policy of drastically reducing government spending
    type of:
    abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
    thinking that is coherent and logical
  2. noun
    a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    synonyms: argument, debate
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    logomachy
    argument about words or the meaning of words
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    discussion, give-and-take, word
    an exchange of views on some topic
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