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Noun
An assertion, especially one maintained in an argument
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“In view of their Lordships, however, such a contention is not maintainable.”
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A state of disagreement or argument
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“The question about veneration and worship of manuscripts has historically been a point of contention in some sectarian Jain debates.”
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A direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
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“Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United may be in a heated contention for the title, but off the pitch, their star players are competing as well. Did you see what they were up to?”
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A dispute carried on with heat or anger
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Hostile or unfriendly disposition
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A reason or set of reasons given in support of an idea, action or theory
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The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
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(law) A legal or court action
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The state of being a candidate (for a role or position)
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The use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
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An actual event, situation, or fact
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A long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written by a candidate for a university degree
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A subject matter or general area of interest
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The action of presenting a proposal, application, or other document for consideration or judgment
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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A conversation or debate about a specific topic
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