Debate and types

contention
(n)
cǝn-TEN-shǝn
Meaning

claim; thesis; argument

1st Sample Sentence

You must state your contention in the first chapter of your dissertation.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#tendere (to stretch, extend) (Latin)

Mnemonics

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.

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