actual argument

actual argument

[′ak·chə·wəl ′är·gyə·mənt]
(computer science)
The variable which replaces a dummy argument when a procedure or macroinstruction is called up.

actual argument

(programming)
A value, expression, or reference passed to a function or subroutine when it is called and which replaces or is bound to the corresponding formal argument.

See: argument.
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So you then get to the actual argument, which is 'what is the biggest risk?
Skeptics may find the actual argument presented in The Shamanic Odyssey less convincing that the basic thesis that the Odyssey and Tolkien's writings are replete with shamanistic motifs and events.
15) fails to explain Piketty's actual argument, and focuses on a list of flaws.
Such a mania for clarity detracts from the argument's elegance and leaves the reader with the impression that there is less actual argument than a book this length deserves.
His first actual argument against himself is that the mechanism "is no model of transparency.
In by far the longest contribution to the volume, Piotr Balcerowicz examines the opening sections in a number of Jaina epistemological treatises, not only the features they have in common, but also the elements that are peculiar to some of them, which leads him to hypothesize a threefold development, in which the focus of the mangalacarana-s shifts from a phase of laudation of the tirthankara-s (up to Umasvati), via a phase of recognition of differences with other philosophical systems (represented by authors such as Pujyapada Devanandin and Siddhasena Divakara), to a phase of actual argument against opponents (in works like Mallavadin's Dvadasaranayacakra and Samantabhadra's aptamimamsa).
TimeMap events are linked back not only to the substantiating evidence, but the actual argument, in MasterFile.
By hearing the questions in advance, an advocate can test-drive answers and hone them so that the very best responses can be made in the heat of the actual argument.
The song didn't stem from an actual argument, Davis said, speaking by phone from his home in New York City.
My actual argument was based on a study of all the uses of the disputed terms in Plato's writings and other related texts of the period.
While it is clear enough that Watts is exasperated by public questioning of the humanitarian credentials of the US/NATO initiative, he presents no actual argument.
His actual argument, later expanded into a book called Blaming the Victim, was something less than finely tuned--for example, he said that out-of-wedlock childbearing merely looked like a black problem because white illegitimacy was underreported--but the slogan was tremendously influential.