Definition of Contest
(noun) Settling a dispute by participants engaging in a mutual challenge.
Examples of Contest
- A battle rap contest.
- A song duel by Inuits, the indigenous people of the Arctic areas of Canada, Greenland, the United States.
- American English – /kAHn-test/
- British English – /kOn-test/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈkɑnˌtɛst/
- British English – /ˈkɒntɛst/
- Plural: contests
- A (noun) contestant or (noun) contester (verb) contests a (adjective) contestable dispute (adverb) contestably or (adverb) contestingly.
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Delaney, Tim, and Tim Madigan. 2015. The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “contest.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
contest. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “contest.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“contest.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/>.