1. Noun.  A fact or statement used to support a proposition; a reason.
  2. Noun.  A verbal dispute; a quarrel..
  3. Noun.  A process of reasoning..
  4. Noun.  (context, philosophy) A series of statements organized so that the final statement is a conclusion which is intended to follow logically from the preceding statements, which function as premises.
  5. Noun.  (mathematics) The independent variable of a function..
  6. Noun.  (programming) A value, or reference to a value, passed to a function. .
  7. Noun.  (programming) A parameter in a function definition; an actual parameter, as opposed to a formal parameter.
  8. Noun.  (linguistics) Any of the phrases that bears a syntactic connection to the verb of a clause.

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