Definition of contentio
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1.
LEM
contentiō, contentiōnis
com-, 2 TA-
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. a stretching, straining, exertion, tension, effort, struggle
  2. a contest, contention, strife, fight, dispute, controversy
  3. a comparison, contrast
  4. [in rhetoric] formal speech, oratory
  5. a contrast, antithesis
  6. stress
Abbreviations
contentiō ōnis, f com-+2 TA-, a stretching, straining, exertion, tension, effort, struggle: vocis: studiorum: ferre tantam contentionem: dicendi: honorum, for honors: libertatis, L.

—A contest, contention, strife, fight, dispute, controversy: contentiones proeliorum: magna belli: in re pecuniariā: tanta mecum: contentiones, quas Aedui secum habuissent, Cs.: adversus procuratores, Ta.

— A comparison, contrast: hominum ipsorum: fortunarum.

—In rhet., formal speech, oratory, C.

—A contrast, antithesis, C.

—Stress: vocis, i. e. the arsis.
 
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