1 a point asserted as part of an argument
2 a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" [syn: controversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]
3 the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place" [syn: competition, rivalry] [ant: cooperation]
struggle, contest, strife
- Sorani: خهبات
Contention may refer to:
- The main contention, in rhetoric, the main point being argued.
contention, a general concept in communications and computing,
is competition by users of a system for the facility at the same
- Contention, in telecommunications, a condition where two or more stations attempt to transmit at the same time over a shared channel.
- The contention ratio, in computer networking, competition that applies specifically to the number of people connected to an ISP who share a set amount of bandwidth.
- Lock contention, in computer science, where a mutual exclusion lock reduces the throughput by hindering the concurrency of a program.
- Bus contention, in computer design, where multiple devices on a computer bus attempt to use it at the same time.
Contention may also refer to:
contention in French: Contention
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