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English definition of “contention”

contention

noun (IN A COMPETITION)    /kənˈten.ʃən/
be in/out of contention for sth to be able /not able to achieve or win something, especially in sport : This decisive defeat puts them out of contention for this year's championship finals .Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
(Definition of contention noun (IN A COMPETITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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