- [noun] a point asserted as part of an argument
- [noun] a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
Synonyms: controversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing
- [noun] the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
Synonyms: competition, rivalry
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