# Argument (disambiguation)

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- In logic, an argument is a set of one or more meaningful declarative sentences (or "propositions") known as the premises along with another meaningful declarative sentence (or "proposition") known as the conclusion.
- In maths and other subjects an argument can be a parameter: mathematical functions typically can have one or more variables and zero or more parameters. The two are often distinguished by being grouped separately in the list of
**arguments**that the function - In general parlance, an
**argument**is a discussion involving conflicting points of view.

### General types of argument Edit

- 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

### Specific arguments Edit

- 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

### Mathematics, science and linguistics Edit

- verb argument, a phrase in a sentence that qualifies a verb
- Specific types of proofs:
- probabilistic argument, a type of proof using probability theory

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