- Argument (disambiguation)
In general parlance, an
argumentis a discussion involving conflicting points of view.
General types of argument
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 logicis 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
Mathematics, science and linguistics
* In mathematics, science (including computer science), linguistics and engineering, an argument is, generally speaking, an
independent variableor input to a function.
* the angular component φ of a
complex numberrepresented 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
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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