Definitions for contentionkənˈtɛn ʃən
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a point asserted as part of an argument
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing(noun)
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
"they were involved in a violent argument"
competition, contention, rivalry(noun)
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate
A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion of strife; a position taken or contended for.
It is my contention that state lotteries are taxes on stupid people.
Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.
Origin: From contencion, from contencion, from contentio, from contendere, past participle contentus; see contend.
a violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife
strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention
vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal
a point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for
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