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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I'm all for a hearty political debate, but it would be nice to have had a writer who had an actual argument about the topic and didn't just resort to name-calling.
Therefore we asked people to describe an actual argument to us (they were free to describe an argument of any importance), and then to answer both open-ended and closed-ended questions about it.
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.
If there is any doubt about the incoherence of his position, Gray dispels it on the rare moments where he suggests anything close to an actual argument for it.
One might question whether such an extensive review of all the relevant literature is truly necessary, as the actual argument and textual analysis that supports it only truly begin on page 135, or whether this would have been much more appropriate as a separate Forscbungsbericht in the Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift, for example, or the Zeitschrift fur deutsche Philoligie, which have published such detailed and helpful reports in the past.
Brennan can be taken as mere dictum, his actual argument is subtle, well informed, and commanding of respectful attention.
Johnson cares to embrace the requirements of objectivity and to make an actual argument against Rand's ethical theory, I will read it with interest.
This is both a sign that the administration continues to press Israel not to strike and an actual argument for Israel not striking.
The actual argument is framed between two apologies, an introductory one by the lamias and a conclusion by the wise owl.
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.