Entertainment / Literature / Argument: A statement of a poem's major point--usually appearing in the introduction of the poem. Spenser presents such an argument in the introduction to his eclogues, Coleridge presents such in his marginalia to The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, and Milton most famously presents such in Book One of Paradise Lost, where he proclaims he will 'assert eternal providence / And justify the ways of God to man.' Cf. Thesis.
Argument Noun Synonyms: debate, dispute, disagreement, quarrel, controversy, polemic, wrangle, squabble, tiff, spat, altercation, conflict, fight, fracas, affray, fray, Donnybrook, feud, row, falling-out, scrap, barney
Science / Tides and Currents / Greenwich Argument: Equilibrium argument computed for the meridian of Greenwich. MORE
Business / Finance / Infant Industry Argument: The category describing a company's primary business activity. This category is usually determined by the largest portion of revenue. MORE