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American English: /kənˈtɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n/
British English: /kənˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/

Translation of contention in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (dispute) See examples: who was responsible is still in contention
    todavía se discute quién fue el responsable
    the matter in contention
    el asunto en discusión
    her motives are not in contention
    nadie pone en tela de juicio sus intenciones
    Example sentences
    • Sea power's dominance, however, has been a point of contention among military historians.
    • Another area of much contention is the desired level of channel control sought by the manufacturer.
    • The basis for this contention among British doctors seems even more tenuous.
    1.2 (competition) See examples: he's still in contention for a medal
    todavía tiene posibilidades de llevarse una medalla
    she's out of contention in this race
    en esta carrera no tiene ninguna posibilidad or (in Latin America also) chance
  • 2 countable (assertion) it is her contention that …
    ella sostiene que …
    a su modo de ver …
    Example sentences
    • I am not saying you do not have arguments against the contentions the applicant would wish to make.
    • But to this point, the administration has offered few direct answers to the particular contentions of the critics.
    • We say that if it is necessary, the second respondent in its argument has raised a contention.

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