Translation of contention in Spanish:

contention

Pronunciation: /kənˈtentʃən; kənˈtenʃən/

n

  • 1 1.1 u (dispute) 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 1.2 (competition) 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 (AmL tb) chance
  • 2 c (assertion) opinión (f) it is her contention that … ella sostiene que …, a su modo de ver …

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