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noun (pl=agons, pl2=agones)
  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
  2. A test of will; a conflict
"Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology" (Harold Bloom).
  1. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  2. A two-player boardgame played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.
    Etymology: From agonLatin, agÅn, derived from Greek á, a "contest".

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