# argument-n; 7 Senses

### Sense Number 1: an assertion offered as evidence, a line of reasoning

Commentary: ARGUMENT[+action][+verbal][+assertion][+rationale][+evidence/+logic]
NOTE: refers to a verbally (written/spoken) presented rationale, defense of something

Examples:
Is there o strong argument for going ahead with such an energy regulation?
She rejected the argument that a tax cut would lead to a greater deficit.
The jury heard the closing arguments for the defense. (implies there also were those for the prosecution)
The arguments over the bill went late into the night in the Senate chamber.
Each candidate will be given 5 minutes for his or her opening argument. (context is many viewpoints)
Forthcoming data from the new Hadron Collider may finally resolve this argument in physics. (the major known viewpoints)
That argument weakly supports his hypothesis about cognitive dissonance.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

### Sense Number 2: a verbal quarrel, usually impromptu and emotional

Commentary: ARGUMENT[+activity][+quarrel][+impromptu][+intense]

Examples:
We overheard a heated argument going on in the parking lot.
Mary got tired of her neighbor's nightly arguments with his wife.
Let's try to avoid an argument with Bob about the name of the new project.

Mappings:
PropBank: argument.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: Placeholder: Do Not Choose

Examples:

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 4: a written summary of a literary work

Commentary: ARGUMENT[+entity][+symbolic][+writing][+summary][+literary]

Examples:
The editor added an argument to the poem.
The student only read the arguments to the two plays, and not the works themselves.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

### Sense Number 5: parameters, variables, passed in logical or mathematical expressions

Commentary: ARGUMENT[+form][+logical][+expression][+term][+parameter]
NOTE: these parameters, variables determine the values of other variables.

Examples:
In the expressions, f(x) = y, 'x' is the argument to the function 'f'.
This program passes two arguments of type 'integer' to the sorting function.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

### Sense Number 6: grammatical nominal roles associated with specific verbs

Commentary: ARGUMENT[+form][+grammatical][+role][+noun][+association][+verb][+specific]

Examples:
The verb 'give' takes three main arguments: subject, object and indirect object.
Verbs of motion in English don't have direct objects as arguments.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3b

### Sense Number 7: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)

Examples:

Mappings:
PropBank: NM