Definition Of contention


an assertion, especially one maintained in argument.

statistics bear out his contention that many runners are undertrained for this event

heated disagreement.

the captured territory was one of the main areas of contention between the two countries

Example Of contention

  • A common area of contention is the time the new home will be complete.

  • An e-voting system like this is an invitation for fraud, and sure to be a point of contention when the votes are counted.

  • Another area of much contention is the desired level of channel control sought by the manufacturer.

  • But it's not hard to see why this funding bottom line is the main point of contention here.

  • Freud's contention that all dreams were wish fulfilment

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