Argument

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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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These documents were subjected to an argument pattern analysis (for a discussion of pattern analysis see Miles & Huberman, 1994).
viii) are there useful ways of characterizing argument patterns other than describing argument forms?
From the standpoint of a rhetorician, they appear to come from Gaskins' quick move from law to rhetoric to dialectic in the first chapter; rhetoricians will need to fill in some of the historical and theoretical gaps in Gaskins' analysis of argument patterns.