What is the noun for contestant?

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  1. Argument, contest, debate, strife, struggle.
  2. A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion of strife; a position taken or contended for.
  3. (computing) Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.
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    1. “In view of their Lordships, however, such a contention is not maintainable.”
      “The appellants dispute this contention by reference to the principle as formulated by them.”
      “A warmish couple of rounds had placed him in contention, but ultimately his poor physical condition prevailed.”
  1. (uncountable) Controversy; debate.
  2. (uncountable) Struggle for superiority; combat.
  3. (countable) A competition.
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    1. “I won a baking contest very similar to this contest many years ago. I entered my own original recipe for Magic AppleMeister Cookie Bars, and I won!”
      “Golding and Schenk are locked in an increasingly hot and bitter contest for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.”
  1. The act of contesting; emulation
  2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.
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    1. “The act of contestation also exposes their inescapably political character.”
      “The Tudor dynasty's right to the throne was vulnerable to contestation, and the theaters were thought able to influence public opinion.”
      “This has coincided with an increasing methodological interest in contestation, ambiguity and uncertainty.”
  1. Someone who competes with one or more other people.
  2. Someone who has a viable chance of winning a competition.
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    1. “One sees it in the most brilliant shades, blinding and confusing in their seeming attempt to outdo any contender for the title of the most glaring.”
      “Her trainer said yesterday that she would be a strong contender for a place in the British team.”
      “A kayo loss to Jean Claude Bouttier in France in 1972 finished Doyle as a serious contender.”
  1. A participant in a contest; specifically, a person who plays a game, especially one on a TV game show.
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    1. “Just about every quiz show on television ends with some sort of vote to send a contestant packing.”
      “She would outdo any contestant in a cooking contest with her culinary skills.”
      “The goal of tie-down roping is for the roper, or contestant, to lasso the calf while riding a horse.”
  1. The property of being contestable or debatable.
  2. Examples:
    1. “There also appears to be a contestability of views on national security within the Government.”
      “Some were surprised to hear him enthusiastically espouse the private sector and contestability at the launch.”
      “And the contestability of the market means that it cannot take that present back once it has acquired a monopoly.”
  1. (obsolete) An antagonist; a contestant.
  1. (nonce word, obsolete) A female contender.
  1. The state of being contentious.
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    1. “The contentiousness came to a head just before the primary, when the two candidates met in the street and engaged in a half-hour verbal slugfest.”
      “Despite the contentiousness of a mandatory fee for a universal transit pass, it did pass by a small majority.”
      “By contrast, veto messages by their very nature involve disagreement and may, in some instances at least, slip over into contentiousness.”
  1. One who contests something.
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    1. “Contesting a patent creates many benefits, and the contester gets only a fraction of them.”
  1. plural of contestation
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    1. “While the contestations within the field of gender and sexual identity are important, they may also be symptomatic of larger conflicts.”
      “Two other chapters examine one Bulgarian ex-state enterprise's resistance to marketisation, and contestations over the Czech Republic's restructuring of coal mines.”
  1. plural of contendress
  1. plural of contestant
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    1. “Christine took the bad news well enough but the rest of the Top 9 contestants were devastated to see their fellow singer sent home.”
      “The Lao-Nong River has some challenging rapids that will put Ironman contestants to the test next week.”
      “Advertisements, particularly those of cigarettes, should not appear on the clothes, footwear or other accoutrements of the contestants.”
  1. plural of contention
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    1. “Nonetheless, by rejecting these premises, the Stoics often committed themselves to highly disputable contentions.”
      “But to this point, the administration has offered few direct answers to the particular contentions of the critics.”
      “These contentions were borne out by my direct observation of the police handling of numerous disputes.”
  1. plural of contendent
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    1. “In all notable changes and revolutions the contendents have been still made a prey to the third party.”
  1. plural of contender
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    1. “The two contenders have said we have to take their hand if we're to live well and live safely.”
      “Is the flea the greatest jumper in the animal world, or a skittering frog one of the hot contenders for the swimming title?”
      “Fantastic Light will be one of the leading contenders for the Classic although he has never previously raced on a dirt track.”
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