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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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"Yet, if they did it wrong," I said, "you couldn't argue the question.
He says that 'if he has corrupted the youth, he must have corrupted them involuntarily.' But if, as Socrates argues, all evil is involuntary, then all criminals ought to be admonished and not punished.
Again, when Socrates argues that he must believe in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, we must remember that this is a refutation not of the original indictment, which is consistent enough--'Socrates does not receive the gods whom the city receives, and has other new divinities' --but of the interpretation put upon the words by Meletus, who has affirmed that he is a downright atheist.
Nor are the reasonings of Schleiermacher, who argues that the Platonic defence is an exact or nearly exact reproduction of the words of Socrates, partly because Plato would not have been guilty of the impiety of altering them, and also because many points of the defence might have been improved and strengthened, at all more conclusive.
He explains how to be prepared, know when to argue or walk away, understand what to say and how to say it, listen, respond, watch out for crafty tricks, develop the skills for arguing in public, argue in writing, resolve deadlock, and maintain relationships--and situations like arguing with loved ones, children, or experts; complaining about goods or services; ending a dispute when in the wrong; dealing with constant arguing; avoiding being a doormat; and being a good winner.
1 : to discuss some matter usually with different points of view <His parents argue about politics.>
Zahl utilizes chapter four to argue for the bishop-led model.
The key to the method is refusing to argue back--one can make and stick to tough decisions, while still listening to what one's children have to say.
Thus, critics argue, the DOD assumes exclusive control over its facilities, assuming an inappropriate level of oversight given the department's history with environmental compliance.
But anti-whaling organizations argue that whale hunting is a barbaric practice best confined to humanity's past.