A disagreement is a type of conflict, either between people or ideas. No it’s not! Yes it is! It’s an argument. If your opinion contradicts the facts, there's a disagreement.

When ideas conflict, there's disagreement. If you want to go to an action movie, but your friend wants to go to a romantic comedy, that's a disagreement. Statements, opinions, and claims can also disagree. If I say my grandmother was a sweet woman, and you say she was a horrible person, that's disagreement. If the IRS finds a disagreement between your taxes and your real income, you could be in trouble.

Definitions of disagreement
  1. noun
    a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    synonyms: dissension, dissonance, misunderstanding
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    accord, agreement
    harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)
    a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
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    a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
  2. noun
    a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    synonyms: discrepancy, divergence, variance
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    allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance
    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
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    the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
  3. noun
    the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
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    the verbal act of agreeing
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    confrontation, encounter, face-off, showdown
    a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    disagreement; especially disagreement with the government
    a difference of opinion
    lack of harmony or correspondence
    discord, dissension
    disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute
    a disagreement or argument about something important
    discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
    division, variance
    discord that splits a group
    a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
    arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt
    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
    dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle
    an angry dispute
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    speech act
    the use of language to perform some act
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