Definitions for Conflictkənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•flictkənˈflɪkt; ˈkɒn flɪkt(v.; n.; v.i.)

  1. to be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash; disagree.

  2. to fight or contend; do battle.

  3. (n.)a fight, battle, or struggle, esp. a prolonged one; strife.

  4. controversy; quarrel.

  5. antagonism or opposition, as between interests or principles:

    a conflict of opinions.

  6. discord of action, feeling, or effect.

  7. incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, event, or activity with another:

    a conflict in the schedule.

  8. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.

    Category: Psychology, Psychiatry

  9. a striking together; collision.

Origin of conflict:

1375–1425; late ME < L conflīctus collision =conflīg(ere) to strike together, contend (con-con - +flīgere to strike) +-tus suffix of v. action

con•flic′tive-ˈflɪk tə ri(adj.)

con•flic′to•ry-ˈflɪk tə ri(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflict, struggle, battle(noun)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

  2. conflict(noun)

    opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

    "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

  3. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)

    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. conflict(noun)

    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. conflict(noun)

    an incompatibility of dates or events

    "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

  6. conflict(noun)

    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"

  7. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(verb)

    a disagreement or argument about something important

    "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

  8. conflict(verb)

    be in conflict

    "The two proposals conflict!"

  9. conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene(verb)

    go against, as of rules and laws

    "He ran afoul of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conflict(noun)ənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt

    arguments or a disagreement between people

    local political conflicts; a conflict between neighbors over property rights; He came into conflict with several other teachers.

  2. conflictənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt

    war or violence

    a bloody conflict in the region; armed conflict

  3. conflictənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt

    differences between ideas or feelings that cannot be resolved

    the conflict between the demands of work and family; morals in conflict with behavior

  4. conflict(verb)ənˈflɪkt; n. ˈkɒn flɪkt

    (of ideas or feelings) to be different in a way that is difficult to resolve

    a foreign policy that conflicts with the wishes of the U.S.; conflicting emotions/interests/claims/views

Wiktionary

  1. conflict(Noun)

    often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.

    The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.

  2. conflict(Verb)

    to disagree or be incompatible

  3. Origin: From conflictus, past participle of confligere, from com- (a form of con-) + fligere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conflict

    a striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves

  2. Conflict

    a strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting

  3. Conflict(verb)

    to strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide

  4. Conflict(verb)

    to maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle

  5. Conflict(verb)

    to be in opposition; to be contradictory

Freebase

  1. Conflict

    Conflict refers to some form of friction, disagreement, or discord arising within a group when the beliefs or actions of one of more members of the group are either resisted by or unacceptable to one or more members of another group. Conflict can arise between members of the same group, known as intragroup conflict, or it can occur between members of two or more groups, and involve violence, interpersonal discord, and psychological tension, known as intergroup conflict. Conflict in groups often follows a specific course. Routine group interaction is first disrupted by an initial conflict, often caused by differences of opinion, disagreements between members, or scarcity of resources. At this point, the group is no longer united, and may split into coalitions. This period of conflict escalation in some cases gives way to a conflict resolution stage, after which the group can eventually return to routine group interaction once again.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. conflict

    An armed struggle or clash between organized groups within a nation or between nations in order to achieve limited political or military objectives. Although regular forces are often involved, irregular forces frequently predominate. Conflict often is protracted, confined to a restricted geographic area, and constrained in weaponry and level of violence. Within this state, military power in response to threats may be exercised in an indirect manner while supportive of other instruments of national power. Limited objectives may be achieved by the short, focused, and direct application of force.

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Translations for Conflict

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

conflict(noun)

(a) disagreement

There was considerable conflict about which plan should be accepted.

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