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An argument is a connected series of statement intended to establish a proposition.

Man A: No it isn't!
Man B: Yes it is! 'tisn't just contradiction.
Man A: Look, if I *argue* with you, I must take up a contrary position!
Man B: Yes but it isn't just saying "no it isn't".
Man A: Yes it is!
Man B: No it isn't!
Man A: Yes it is!
Man B: No it isn't!
Man A: Yes it is!
Man B: No it ISN'T! Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.
Man A: It is NOT!
Man B: It is!
Man A: Not at all!
Man B: It is!

The whole Monty Python Argument sketch can be found here.