Definition of ARGUMENT

an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions <the couple's arguments were often loud enough to be heard all over the neighborhood>
a statement given to explain a belief or act <gave a solid argument for the redeeming value of the shockingly violent movie>
an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue <the president of the Senate has allotted a week for the argument of the treaty>
an idea or opinion that is put forth in a discussion or debate <it's my argument that we have too many problems here on earth to concern ourselves with manned trips to Mars>

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