claim; thesis; argument
You must state your contention in the first chapter of your dissertation.
com (intensive prefix)#tendere (to stretch, extend) (Latin)
CON + TENSION. YOU ARE IN TENSION WEN U ARGUE. (IN HINDI) contention sounds like>> kaun tension le yaar, inke claim (or thesis) ko fact maan lo. contention = contend is to compete, but contention has tension also, so a person cannot win a sport if he is full of tension.