Definitions for contention

Definitions for (noun) contention

Main entry: contention, rivalry, competition

Definition: the act of competing as for profit or a prize

Usage: the teams were in fierce contention for first place

Main entry: contention

Definition: a point asserted as part of an argument

Main entry: arguing, argument, tilt, disceptation, disputation, contention, contestation, controversy

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

Usage: they were involved in a violent argument

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