1. [ noun ] a point asserted as part of an argument
Related terms: assertion submission contend
2. [ noun ] a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
Synonyms: argument controversy arguing tilt disceptation disputation contestation

"they were involved in a violent argument"

Related terms: dispute fight argle-bargle sparring firestorm polemic argue contest
3. [ noun ] the act of competing as for profit or a prize
Synonyms: competition rivalry

: "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

Related terms: cooperation group_action contest rival
Similar spelling:   content