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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tes·ta·tion /ˌkɑnˌtɛsˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tes·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute. “Loverlike contestation.”
    After years spent in domestic, unsociable contestations, she found means to withdraw.   --Clarendon.
 2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony. [Obs.]
    A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God.   --Barrow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
          disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
          [syn: controversy, contention, disputation, disceptation,
           tilt, argument, arguing]