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contention /kənˈtɛnʃən/  

  • noun
    plural -tions
    [count] :something (such as a belief, opinion, or idea) that is argued or stated
    It is her contention [=she believes and saysthat the new law will only benefit the wealthy.
    [noncount] :anger and disagreement
    There has been too much contention [=discordin this family in recent years.
    The main point of contention [=the point that is being argued overis who has the rights to the land.
    That has been a source of contention for years.
    an issue that is still in contention [=that is still being argued aboutthat has not yet been decided]
    A bone of contention is something that causes anger and disagreement.
    The tariffs have been a bone of contention between the two nations.
    [noncount] :a situation in which you have a chance to win something that you are trying to win
    He is in contention for the Olympic medal.