Translation of "contention" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kənˈten.ʃən/ us

[ no plural ] the disagreement that results from opposing arguments

There’s a lot of contention about that issue – for every person firmly in favour, there’s someone fiercely against it.
The issue has been settled – it’s no longer in contention.

formal an opinion expressed in an argument

It is her contention that exercise is more important than diet if you want to lose weight.
be in/out of contention for sth

to be able/not able to achieve or win something, especially in sports

tener/no tener posibilidades de algo
This loss puts them out of contention for the playoffs this year.

(Translation of “contention” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)