Contention



[kuh n-ten-shuh n] /kənˈtɛn ʃən/

noun
1.
a struggling together in opposition; strife.
2.
a striving in rivalry; competition; contest.
3.
strife in debate; dispute; controversy.
4.
a point for or affirmed in controversy.
/kənˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
a struggling between opponents; competition
2.
dispute in an argument (esp in the phrase bone of contention)
3.
a point asserted in argument
n.

late 14c., “strife,” from Old French contention, from Latin contentionem (nominative contentio), from content-, past participle stem of contendere (see contend).
see: bone of contention

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