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contention

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontentioncon‧ten‧tion /kənˈtenʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable] formalSAY/STATE a strong opinion that someone expressessomebody’s contention that Her main contention is that doctors should do more to encourage healthy eating.see thesaurus at claim2 [uncountable] formalARGUE argument and disagreement between peoplesource/area/point of contention The issue of hunting is a source of contention. bone of contention at bone1(5)3 in contention4 out of contention
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contentionBut some of his contentions seem overstated.A key area of contention is the call for the wilderness to be opened to oil and gas drilling.Exactly how many years remains a point of contention.Another point of contention is financial.The main point of contention now is not whether, but how long a scaled-down force should remain.The respondent's contention is that there is a difference between a public and a private Act.I could see the contention in his wrinkled face.The contention continued for four years and the underlying reason for it was pique.source/area/point of contentionThis surface interval between leaving the bell and entering the decompression chamber, became a point of contention within the medical profession.This is, of course, a point of contention which will not be pursued here but is useful to bear in mind.How long he stays a King is a point of contention.Another point of contention is financial.Trifling though they may appear, these are the conventionally cited points of contention between the Celtic and Roman churches.The main point of contention now is not whether, but how long a scaled-down force should remain.Public consultation is our second major point of contention.
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