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1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals: England's contest with Spain for domination of the seas.
2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges: a spelling contest.
v. (kən-tĕst′, kŏn′tĕst′) con·test·ed, con·test·ing, con·tests
1. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control: trade routes that were contested by competing cultures.
2. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge: contest a will. See Synonyms at oppose.
3. Sports To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
To struggle or compete; contend: contested with other bidders for the antique.

[Probably from French conteste, from contester, to dispute, from Old French, to call to witness, from Latin contestārī : com-, com- + testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

con·test′a·ble adj.
con′tes·ta′tion (kŏn′tĕ-stā′shən) n.
con·test′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contestable - capable of being contested
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
incontestable, incontestible - incapable of being contested or disputed
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Against the tendency of images to objectify and distance, to freeze organic movement and naturalize social constructions, Kruger poses the temporality of speech, the specificity of direct address, and the contestable, shifting assignments of pronouns like "we" and "you.
In the case of gas, predictions show that by 2001, a minimum of 20% of the EU gas market will also be contestable.
The selection is thus a contestable one, and I personally would have preferred bringing in some European perspectives, where particularly research on constructed identities like `nationalism' and European history - in the periods so systematically eclipsed in IR writing - has prepared the ground for a massive re-evaluation of the very concept of inter-national relations, and for a greater integration of belief-systems into our view of how the world works.
Most states in the United States allow by statute a two-year contestable period for voiding life or health policies,[1] and some insurers require only a one-year contestable period.
The results of our simultaneous, two-equation model of bank behavior and actualized potential competition lead to the conclusion that rural banking markets are imperfectly contestable.
This industry transformation will lead to a regulated monopoly in relation to the infrastructure, while a range of new services and applications that are becoming available over the infrastructure will create increased competition, as, with many new companies entering this retail field, that market will become truly contestable.
Tenders are invited for hv icp contestable works project, shiip development, immingham
Alternative distributors, dubbed retail electricity suppliers (RES), can sell electricity to contestable customers at competitive rates through direct negotiations and contracts on a wholesale basis.
Kerr explained that some of the issues for the college were an education programme for GPs; long-term issues regarding primary care funding; the need to increase the number of GPs being trained; scarcity of GPs; the high number of overseas-trained GPs; and the proposed Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) model for contestable funding for postgraduate education.
At mandatory retail competition, the initially lowered peak demand threshold for qualified contestable customers will be at 750kWs to be enforced June 26 next year.
And it would not be so contestable that the respondents are anonymous if the results that obviously did not suit the representatives of the organization were dubious.
We didn't kick it out when we had the luxury of the 22 and when we kicked contestable, they weren't contestable and we invited them back into the game which was disappointing.