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"Contention" is a noun which is often translated as "la disputa", and "containment" is a noun which is often translated as "la contención". Learn more about the difference between "contention" and "containment" below.
contention
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dispute)
a. la disputa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When Ted died without a will, his estate became a subject of contention for his heirs.Cuando Ted murió sin dejar testamento, su patrimonio se convirtió en tema de disputa para sus herederos.
b. la discusión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The main contention was with the conflict between security and liberty.La discusión principal era por el conflicto entre seguridad y libertad.
2. (assertion)
a. la opinión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After losing millions of dollars, his contention that he is a good businessman is ludicrous.Después de perder millones de dólares, su opinión de ser un buen hombre de negocios es absurda.
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containment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la contención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Up until now the allies policy has focused on containment rather than all-out aggression.Hasta el momento, la política de los aliados se ha centrado más en la contención que en la agresión total.
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