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Definition 1: the act of competing as for profit or a prize - [noun denoting act]

Samples where contention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the teams were in fierce contention for first place

Synonyms for contention in the sense of this definition

(contention is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of contention ) a struggle between rivals

Definition 2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where contention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were involved in a violent argument

Synonyms for contention in the sense of this definition

(contention is a kind of ...) a disagreement or argument about something important

"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

(... is a kind of contention ) a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument

(... is a kind of contention ) an outburst of controversy

"the incident triggered a political firestorm"

(... is a kind of contention ) an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

(... is a kind of contention ) a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

(... is a kind of contention ) an intense verbal dispute

"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

Definition 3: a point asserted as part of an argument - [noun denoting communication]

(contention is a kind of ...) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

(... is a kind of contention ) (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing

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