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    contention - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contention

    Definition
    (noun) a point asserted as part of an argument Definition
    (noun) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    Example Sentence
    • they were involved in a violent argument
    Definition
    (noun) the act of competing as for profit or a prize
    Synonyms : competition , rivalry
    Example Sentence
    • the teams were in fierce contention for first place
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contention = contend is to compete, but contention has tension also, so a person cannot win a sport if he is full of tension.

(IN HINDI) contention sounds like>> kaun tension le yaar, inke claim (or thesis) ko fact maan lo.

CON + TENSION. YOU ARE IN TENSION WEN U ARGUE.

Contention sounds like competition. You compete to win a prize!!

Con+ tension= asserting, claiming causes tension.

content+ion.content means it contains some thesis

conman gives u tension

contention = content with tension i.e. your content is full of irrelevant things.

as the root say contendre->are contenders for the prize i.e. in contention with

contention is close to contender who competes with other for profit

Contention = con (who) + tention(tension); who is the person under stress talking nonsense.

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