As nouns the difference between contention and slashes
is that contention
is struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate while slashes
As a verb slashes is
struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate
A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion of strife; a position taken or contended for.
(computing, telecommunications) Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.
- It is my contention that state lotteries are taxes on stupid people.
* gainstrife, (l), wrangling
* bone of contention