from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something, such as an especially persuasive point, that helps to support an argument or a discussion.

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  • n. A specific topic raised in a conversation or argument which is intended as a basis for further discussion, especially one which represents a point of view.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion


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  • He repeated what had become a standard talking point among activists: There was “a small subset of children with a certain genetic predisposition, they are unable to properly process the mercury that they are exposed to,” a theory whose appeal lies in the fact that it is both untestable and impossible to refute.

    The Panic Virus


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