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Option may refer to:



  • OPTION unit, a fictional weapons platform for the Vic Viper in the Gradius series of video games
    • Option (オプション?), a catch-all term for similar satellite weapon units which orbit some sort of main unit, appearing in various Japanese video games
  • Options (novel), a novel by Robert Sheckley
  • "Options" (Welcome to Paradox), an episode of Welcome to Paradox
  • "Options", a song by Pedro the Lion from his 2007 album Control


  • "The Option", an alternate name for the South Tyrol Option Agreement, a resettlement program of German speakers living in Italy initiated by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini

Legal rights[edit]

  • Option (aircraft purchasing)
  • Option (filmmaking), a contractual agreement between a film producer and a writer, in which the producer obtains the right to buy a screenplay from the writer before a certain date.
  • Option (finance), an instrument that conveys the right, but not the obligation, to engage in a future transaction (for example, on some underlying security or on a parcel of real property), or in a futures contract
  • Option contract, a type of legal contract


  • Option N.V., a company providing wireless technology solutions



  • Option (baseball), a baseball player who can be moved back and forth between major and minor league teams
  • Option offense, an offensive scheme in American football primarily predicated on option runs
  • Option run, a play in American and Canadian football