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In general parlance, an argument is a discussion involving conflicting points of view.
### General types of argument

### Specific arguments

### Mathematics, science and linguistics

### Other

- Argument, a demonstration of a proof, or using logical reasoning for persuasion
- Argument form, the logical structure of an argument
- Argument map, a method of displaying an informal argument
- Argumentation theory, the science and theory of civil debates
- deductive argument, if valid, the conclusion follows by necessity
- inductive argument, if strong, the conclusion is, at best, probably true
- "Informal argument", in Informal logic is one presented in ordinary language
- oral argument, a verbal presentation to a judge by a lawyer
- heuristic argument, a proof or demonstration relying on experimental results, or one which is not fully rigorous
- argument of a Function (mathematics) , A specific input in a function is called an argument of the function.
- argument of a predicate, in First-order predicate logic a specific input in a predicate is called an argument of the predicate

- ontological argument, a proof by intuition or reason for the existence of God
- political argument, the use of logic rather than propaganda in promoting political ideas
- practical arguments, the structure of a persuasive argument
- doublespeak argument, the use of misleading or irrelevant reasoning by one side during a debate
- javelin argument, a cosmological reasoning about the infinite size of the universe

- In mathematics, science (including computer science), linguistics and engineering, an argument is, generally speaking, an independent variable or input to a function.
- the angular component φ of a complex number represented in polar coordinates
- argument principle, a theorem in complex analysis about meromorphic functions inside and on a closed contour
- verb argument, a phrase in a sentence that qualifies a verb
- Specific types of proofs:
- Cantor's diagonal argument, a type of proof over an infinite domain, used to demonstrate that two sets have different cardinalities
- probabilistic argument, a type of proof using probability theory
- argument (computer science), an input to a subprogram or subroutine
- command-line argument, an input from a command line interface to a program
- default argument, an actual parameter to a program that is used when no other actual parameter is provided

- The Argument, a 2001 album by Fugazi
- argument (literature), the brief summary at the beginning of a section of a poem
- Closing argument -- (also called summation) is the final presentation by an attorney in court.
- grand argument story, a type of story that is intended to be conceptually complete
- Distinction without a difference
- The Argument Sketch, from Monty Python's Flying Circus
- Toulmin Model, the model of an argument
- Argumentative, a type of evidentiary objection to a question for a witness during a trial...
- Argument (ship), an Australian ship sunk in 1809.

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