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English definition of “contention”

contention

noun [C] (OPINION)    /kənˈten.ʃən/ formal
an opinion expressed in an argument : [+ that] It is her contention that exercise is more important than diet if you want to lose weight .Opinions, beliefs and points of view
(Definition of contention noun (OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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