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 for argumentation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Argumentation \Ar`gu*men*ta"tion\, n. [L. argumentatio, from
     argumentari: cf. F. argumentation.]
     1. The act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing
        conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion;
        the operation of inferring propositions, not known or
        admitted as true, from facts or principles known,
        admitted, or proved to be true.
        [1913 Webster]
              Which manner of argumentation, how false and naught
              it is, . . . every man that hath with perceiveth.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Debate; discussion.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Reasoning; discussion; controversy. See Reasoning.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against
           some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign
           aid goes on and on" [syn: argument, argumentation,
      2: a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or
         falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I
         can't follow your line of reasoning" [syn: argumentation,
         logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line]

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