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contention
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
contention /kən'tenʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự cãi nhau; sự tranh luận; sự tranh chấp; sự bất hoà
      • bone of contention: nguyên nhân tranh chấp, nguyên nhân bất hoà
    • sự ganh đua, sự đua tranh, sự cạnh tranh
    • luận điểm, luận điệu
      • my contention is that...: luận điểm của tôi là..., tôi cho rằng...
Concise Dictionary
contentionskən'tenʃn
noun
+a point asserted as part of an argument
+a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
+the act of competing as for profit or a prize

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U] (formal) angry disagreement between people: One area of contention is the availability of nursery care. + a point of contention
2 [C] ~ (that ...) (formal) a belief or an opinion that you express, especially in an argument: It is our client's contention that the fire was an accident. + I would reject that contention.
Idioms: in contention (for sth) with a chance of winning sth: Only three teams are now in contention for the title.
out of contention (for sth) without a chance of winning sth: to slip / drop out of contention
more at BONE n.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 opinion that sb expresses

ADJ.

main
Her main contention is that staff should get better training.

VERB + CONTENTION

support
There is no evidence to support her contention.
| reject

2 disagreement between people

PREP.

~ between
There is no contention between the two groups.

PHRASES

an area of contention, a bone/point/source of contention
Where to go on holiday is always a bone of contention in our family.


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