contest

(noun) Settling a dispute by participants engaging in a mutual challenge.

Examples:

  1. A battle rap contest.
  2. A song duel by Inuits, the indigenous people of the Arctic areas of Canada, Greenland, the United States.
  3. Olympics

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: contests
  • A (noun) contestant or (noun) contester (verb) contests a (adjective) contestable dispute (adverb) contestably or (adverb) contestingly.

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How to Cite the Definition of Contest

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “contest.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (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 December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“contest.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/>.