What does contention mean?

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kənˈtɛn ʃəncon·tention

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contentionnoun

    a point asserted as part of an argument

  2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingnoun

    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    "they were involved in a violent argument"

  3. competition, contention, rivalrynoun

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

Wiktionary

  1. contentionnoun

    struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate

    Etymology: From contencion, from contencion, from contentio, from contendere, past participle contentus; see contend.

  2. contentionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From contencion, from contencion, from contentio, from contendere, past participle contentus; see contend.

  3. contentionnoun

    Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.

    Etymology: From contencion, from contencion, from contentio, from contendere, past participle contentus; see contend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contentionnoun

    a violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife

  2. Contentionnoun

    strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention

  3. Contentionnoun

    vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal

  4. Contentionnoun

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contention in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of contention in a Sentence

  1. Viktor Hovland:

    It's obviously cool to perform such a thing and I hope that I can feed off of this going into my professional career and do more things like this and be in contention of winning tournaments.

  2. Famous Proverb:

    Religious contention is the devil's harvest

  3. Jordan Spieth:

    That just took some guts, and having been in this scenario, or having been in contention enough, having been on tour for a few years, I felt comfortable enough playing that full flop. If you caught me a year-and-a-half ago, I probably never would have played that shot in that scenario.

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Judge Kavanaugh's views on campaign finance are already pretty well-known, but these emails suggest that Steve Vladeck'd go farther in striking down these regulations than Supreme Court has to date. Supreme Court's hard to imagine this not becoming a point of some contention at next week's confirmation hearing.

  5. Andrew Selee:

    I get the sense that the pendulum has shifted much more to trying to get the numbers down. At first, they were really concerned about separating themselves from the Donald Trump administration, i think they're really in contention on how to contain people from crossing the border. But they don't seem to have a lot of tools.

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