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Definitions for entanglement
ɛnˈtæŋ gəl mənten·tan·gle·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. web, entanglementnoun

    an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim


  1. entanglementnoun

    The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.

  2. entanglementnoun

    That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.

  3. entanglementnoun

    Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Entanglementnoun

    Etymology: from entangle.

    The highest and most improved spirits are frequently caught in the entanglements of a tenacious imagination. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    There will be no greater entanglements, touching the notion of God and his providence. Henry More, Divine Dialogues.

    It is to fence against the entanglements of equivocal words, and the art of sophistry, that distinctions have been multiplied. John Locke.


  1. entanglement

    Entanglement is a term often used in the field of quantum physics to refer to a phenomenon where two particles become interconnected in such a way that the state of one particle instantaneously impacts the state of the other, no matter how far apart they are. In a more broader sense, entanglement can also refer to a state of being twisted together or deeply involved in a complex way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entanglementnoun

    state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. entanglement

    Abatis, so called, when made by cutting only partly through the trunks, and pulling the upper parts to the ground, where they are picketed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entanglement in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entanglement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of entanglement in a Sentence

  1. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Entanglement whispers the poetry of interconnectedness, where particles, once entwined, resonate in harmony regardless of the distance that separates them.

  2. Gib Brogan:

    This is more bad news for this species that has been suffering from many years of ineffective protection, to hear that there is another entanglement is frustrating, because we know that more needs to be done (to prevent it).

  3. Paul Sieswerda:

    Ship strike and entanglement are real threats and they’re happening continuously, people are overlooking the obvious just because there’s some news going on about wind farms.

  4. Anton Zeilinger:

    Using entanglement you can transfer all the information which is carried by an object over to some other place where the object is, so to speak, reconstituted.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    I oppose, at this point, a unilateral American no-fly zone in Syria which could get us more deeply involved in that horrible civil war and lead to a never-ending U.S. entanglement in that region, we do not want to make a very complex situation in Syria even worse. I support President Obama's effort to combat the Islamic State in Syria while at the same time supporting those in Syria trying to overthrow the brutal dictatorship of Bashar Assad.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. elan
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