Meaning of contention

con•ten•tion

Pronunciation: (kun-ten'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a struggling together in opposition; strife.
  2. a striving in rivalry; competition; contest.
  3. strife in debate; dispute; controversy.
  4. a point contended for or affirmed in controversy.
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