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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argumentation  \Ar`gu*men*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  argumentatio,  from 
  argumentari:  cf  F.  argumentation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  forming  reasons,  making  inductions,  drawing 
  conclusions,  and  applying  them  to  the  case  in  discussion; 
  the  operation  of  inferring  propositions,  not  known  or 
  admitted  as  true,  from  facts  or  principles  known 
  admitted,  or  proved  to  be  true. 
 
  Which  manner  of  argumentation,  how  false  and  naught 
  it  is  .  .  .  every  man  that  hath  with  perceiveth 
  --Tyndale. 
 
  2.  Debate;  discussion. 
 
  Syn:  Reasoning;  discussion;  controversy.  See  {Reasoning}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  argumentation 
  n  :  methodical  reasoning;  "I  can't  follow  your  line  of 
  reasoning"  [syn:  {logical  argument},  {line  of  reasoning}, 
  {line}] 




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