[noun kon-test; verb kuh n-test] /noun ˈkɒn tɛst; verb kənˈtɛst/
a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
struggle for victory or superiority.
strife in argument; dispute; controversy:
Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest.
verb (used with object)
to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
to argue against; dispute:
to contest a controversial question; to contest a will.
to call in question:
They contested his right to speak.
to contend for in rivalry.
verb (used without object)
to dispute; contend; compete.
a formal game or match in which two or more people, teams, etc, compete and attempt to win
a struggle for victory between opposing forces or interests
(transitive) to try to disprove; call in question
when intr, foll by with or against. to fight, dispute, or contend (with): contest an election
c.1600, from French contester “dispute, oppose,” from Middle French, from Latin contestari (litem) “to call to witness, bring action,” from com- “together” (see com-) + testari “to bear witness,” from testis “a witness,” (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. Related: Contestable; contested; contesting.
1640s, from contest (v.).
v. obsolete 16c.-17c. verb from Latin contexere “to weave together” (see context).
[kon-tekst] /ˈkɒn tɛkst/ noun 1. the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context. 2. the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc. 3. […]
- Context clash
grammar When a parser cannot tell which alternative production of a syntax applies by looking at the next input token (“lexeme”). E.g. given syntax C -> A | b c A -> d | b e If you’re parsing non-terminal C and the next token is ‘b’, you don’t know whether it’s the first or […]
- Context clue
noun a method by which the meanings of unknown words may be obtained by examining the parts of a sentence surrounding the word for definition/explanation clues, restatement/synonym clues, contrast/antonym clues, and inference/general context clues Usage Note grammar