Definition of CONFLICT

noun : CONFLICT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph";

  • 2. (

    ) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties" ;

  • 5. (

    ) an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings" ;

  • 6. (

    ) opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing" ;

verb : CONFLICT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!" ;


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