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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. contention: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  2. contention: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  3. contention: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  4. contention: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  5. contention: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  6. contention: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  7. contention: Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words [home, info]
  8. contention: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Contention: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  10. contention: Rhymezone [home, info]
  11. contention: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  12. Contention: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Contention, Contention (telecommunications), Contention (disambiguation): Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  14. contention: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  15. contention: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. contention: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. contention: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  18. contention, Contention: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  19. contention: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  20. contention: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  21. contention: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  22. contention: Wiktionary [home, info]
  23. contention: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  24. contention, Contention: Wordnik [home, info]
  25. contention: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  26. contention: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  27. contention: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  28. contention: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  29. contention: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  30. contention: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contention: Literary Criticism [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contention: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. contention: Encyclopedia [home, info]
  2. contention: I T Glossary [home, info]
  3. Contention: Linktionary Networking Glossary [home, info]
  4. contention: Computer Telephony & Electronics Dictionary and Glossary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contention: Idioms [home, info]

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noun:  a point asserted as part of an argument
noun:  the act of competing as for profit or a prize ("The teams were in fierce contention for first place")
noun:  a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

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Phrases that include contention:   in contention, be in/out of contention for sth, be in out of contention for sth, block contention, bus contention, more...

Words similar to contention:   arguing, argument, competition, contestation, controversy, rivalry, tilt, claim, more...

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