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Meaning of conflict

con•flict

Pronunciation: (v.kun-flikt'n.kon'flikt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash: The account of one eyewitness conflicted with that of the other. My class conflicts with my going to the concert.
  2. to fight or contend; do battle.
—n.
  1. a fight, battle, or struggle, esp. a prolonged struggle; strife.
  2. controversy; quarrel: conflicts between parties.
  3. discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles: a conflict of ideas.
  4. a striking together; collision.
  5. incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another: a conflict in the schedule.
  6. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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