contentional

contention

[kuhn-ten-shuhn]
noun
1.
a struggling together in opposition; strife.
2.
a striving in rivalry; competition; contest.
3.
strife in debate; dispute; controversy.
4.
a point contended for or affirmed in controversy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contentiōn- (stem of contentiō), equivalent to content(us), past participle of contendere to contend (con- con- + tentus, variant of tēnsus; see tense1) + -iōn- -ion

contentional, adjective
noncontention, noun
precontention, noun


1. conflict, combat. 3. disagreement, dissension, debate, altercation.


3. agreement.
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contention (kənˈtɛnʃən)
 
n
1.  a struggling between opponents; competition
2.  dispute in an argument (esp in the phrase bone of contention)
3.  a point asserted in argument
 
[C14: from Latin contentiō exertion, from contendere to contend]

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contention
late 14c., from O.Fr. contention, from L. contentionem, from stem of contendere (see contend).
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