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Noun: contention  kun'ten-shun
  1. A point asserted as part of an argument
  2. A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    - controversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing
  3. The act of competing as for profit or a prize
    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place";
    - competition, rivalry, rivality [archaic]

Derived forms: contentions

Type of: assertion, asseveration, averment, conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, group action

Encyclopedia: Contention, Oregon