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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement;
- Example: "they were involved in a violent argument"
[syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contestation \Con`tes*ta"tion\, n. [L. contestatio testimony: cf. F. contestation a contesting.] 1. The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute. "Loverlike contestation." --Milton. [1913 Webster] After years spent in domestic, unsociable contestations, she found means to withdraw. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contestation n 1: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]