phonetic symbol: / kənténʃən / 

contention - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of competing as for profit or a prize
・the teams were in fierce contention for first place
competition , rivalry

[ noun ]
■ a point asserted as part of an argument

[ noun ]
■ a contentious speech act
■ a dispute where there is strong disagreement
arguing , argument , contestation , controversy , disceptation , disputation , tilt

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