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English noun: contention

1. contention (communication) a point asserted as part of an argument

Broader (hypernym)assertion, asseveration, averment

Narrower (hyponym)submission

2. contention (communication) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

SamplesThey were involved in a violent argument.

Synonymsarguing, argument, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt

Broader (hypernym)conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute

Narrower (hyponym)argle-bargle, argy-bargy, fight, firestorm, polemic, sparring

3. contention (act) the act of competing as for profit or a prize

SamplesThe teams were in fierce contention for first place.

Synonymscompetition, rivalry

Broader (hypernym)group action

Narrower (hyponym)contest


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