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Argument

On a computer, information that the user enters in response to the requirements of a program. The program can only continue to function once the user has entered the argument. This is common in spreadsheet programs.
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The very ubiquitous character of the argument pattern begins to wear as the book proceeds, however.
These documents were subjected to an argument pattern analysis (for a discussion of pattern analysis see Miles & Huberman, 1994).
This model preserves the intuition that meaning is a function of abstract grammatical structures, not just lexical items, and takes the spirit of compositional constructionist models one step further by arguing for even larger constructional units than assumed in compositional models (such as verbs along with their associated argument patterns, rather than individual argument patterns as such).