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Meaning of confrontation

con•fron•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (kon"frun-tā'shun, -frun-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of confronting.
  2. the state of being confronted.
  3. a meeting of persons face to face.
  4. an open conflict of opposing ideas, forces, etc.
  5. a bringing together of ideas, themes, etc., for comparison.
  6. a technique used in group therapy, as in encounter groups, in which one is forced to recognize one's shortcomings and their possible consequences.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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