argument

Part of speech: noun

A reason or course of reasoning; demonstration; debate; discussion.

Part of speech: noun

The plot or gist of a work: a summary.

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Usage examples "argument":

  1. Guess ther' ain't no argument. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. Richard was silent; the lawyer's argument struck him with its full force. - "Bred in the Bone", James Payn.
  3. The little captain was entirely alone on one side of the argument. - "Madge Morton's Victory", Amy D.V. Chalmers.