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Definition of Contest

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

Examples of Contest

Contest Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈkɑnˌtɛst/
    • British English
      • /ˈkɒntɛst/
  • Syllabification: (con·test)

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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Works Consulted

Delaney, Tim, and Tim Madigan. 2015. The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Cite the Definition of Contest

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “contest.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (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 October 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“contest.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/contest/>.