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noun formal contention pronunciation in British English /kənˈtenʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an opinion or statement that something is true, especially one made during a discussion or argument
    My main contention is that we should be educating children to be good citizens.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] disagreement between people or groups
    The subject remains a source of great contention in the family.

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