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argument

US [ˈɑrɡjəmənt]
UK [ˈɑː(r)ɡjʊmənt]
  • n.争论;论点;观点;争吵
  • Web辩论;参数;论证
Plural Form:arguments  
argument
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n.
1.
[c][u]
争论;争吵;争辩;辩论a conversation or discussion in which two or more people disagree, often angrily
to win/lose an argument
辩论赢了╱输了
After some heated argument a decision was finally taken.
激烈辩论以后终于作出了决定。
We had an argument with the waiter about the bill.
我们和服务员就账单发生了争吵。
She got into an argument with the teacher.
她和老师争论了起来。
2.
[c]
论据;理由;论点a reason or set of reasons that sb uses to show that sth is true or correct
Her main argument was a moral one.
她的主要论据是道德上的。
There are strong arguments for and against euthanasia.
对安乐死支持和反对的人都有强而有力的论据。
His argument was that public spending must be reduced.
他的论点是公共开支必须缩减。
3.
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~ (about sth)
辩论the act of disagreeing in a conversation or discussion using a reason or set of reasons
Let's assume for the sake of argument(= in order to discuss the problem) that we can't start till March.
为方便讨论起见,先假定我们要到三月份才能开始。

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