Translation of contention in Spanish:

contention

Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n//kənˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(dispute)

      who was responsible is still in contention todavía se discute quién fue el responsable
      • the matter in contention el asunto en discusión
      • her motives are not in contention nadie pone en tela de juicio sus intenciones
      • An e-voting system like this is an invitation for fraud, and sure to be a point of contention when the votes are counted.
      • This diversity is one of the main points of contention between astrologers themselves.
      • Sea power's dominance, however, has been a point of contention among military historians.
      • One of the main points of contention is the executive compensation issue.
      • The pound in a pensioner's pocket or purse has become the latest point of contention for politicians.
      • Ownership has long been a source of contention in the Irish newspaper industry.
      • The absence of independent testing of milk has been a source of contention for years.
      • The appellants dispute this contention by reference to the principle as formulated by them.
      • One of the main points of contention between the two sides was shift scheduling.
      • The basis for this contention among British doctors seems even more tenuous.
      • One area of contention is whether a confession made by a co-defendant may be tendered by a defendant.
      • It plainly indicates that a controversy or contention has arisen between the parties.
      • It has been the origin of a lot of discord and a lot of contention over consents.
      • The defendant disputes the claimant's contention that they failed in their duty to notify and consult.
      • Another area of much contention is the desired level of channel control sought by the manufacturer.
      • But it's not hard to see why this funding bottom line is the main point of contention here.
      • Last night he had put himself in medal contention in the decathlon.
      • Roth says he was immediately drawn to the novel, which had a history of contention all its own.
      • So the only area of contention is the area of where we are investigating behaviour that may be unlawful.
      • A common area of contention is the time the new home will be complete.

    • 1.2(competition)

      he's still in contention for a medal todavía tiene posibilidades de llevarse una medalla
      • she's out of contention in this race en esta carrera no tiene ninguna chance

  • 2

    (assertion)
    opinión feminine
    it is her contention that ... ella sostiene que ...
    • He repeated his earlier contention that the country has enough food to feed its people.
    • Their contentions are theoretical and ideological, not based on reality.
    • In view of their Lordships, however, such a contention is not maintainable.
    • The statement and evidence of the defendant contains strong specific contentions that the prosecution is politically motivated.
    • This event also paints a picture somewhat at odds with the respondent's contentions that the applicant had no significant input into Xavier's life.
    • These contentions were borne out by my direct observation of the police handling of numerous disputes.
    • It is not my contention that information must needs run on a parallel track to entertainment.
    • It is my contention that she didn't really betray anyone, and that the real agents of betrayal in all of this are the media.
    • On teen pregnancy I have to say that official statistics do not support her contention.
    • It is my contention that the difference between a monarchy and a republic would be symbolic only.
    • I agree with her contention that the debate was a good thing for the party, as argued below.
    • I am not saying you do not have arguments against the contentions the applicant would wish to make.
    • Hence the contentions and the arguments of the plaintiff are weak and not legitimate.
    • There are many, many arguments to consider and contentions to examine.
    • In our view there are two conclusive answers to these contentions.
    • We say that if it is necessary, the second respondent in its argument has raised a contention.
    • There are, almost daily, reporters' observations, columnists' opinions and e-mail complaints that support my contentions.
    • Indeed, my contention is that everyone in his movies is completely real.
    • But to this point, the administration has offered few direct answers to the particular contentions of the critics.
    • It is my contention that the two groups simply have radically different registers and types of interaction.

noun

  • 1

    (dispute)
    who was responsible is still in contention todavía se discute quién fue el responsable
    • the matter in contention el asunto en discusión
    • her motives are not in contention nadie pone en tela de juicio sus intenciones
  • 2

    (competition)
    he's still in contention for a medal todavía tiene posibilidades de llevarse una medalla
    • she's out of contention in this race en esta carrera no tiene ninguna chance
  • 3

    (assertion)
    opinión feminine
    it is her contention that ... ella sostiene que ...