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Definitions of conflict:
  • noun:   an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    Example: "The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine"
  • noun:   an incompatibility of dates or events
    Example: "He noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
  • noun:   opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    Example: "He was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
  • noun:   opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
    Example: "This form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
  • noun:   a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
    Example: "His conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"
  • noun:   a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  • noun:   a disagreement or argument about something important
    Example: "The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
  • verb:   go against, as of rules and laws
    Example: "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
  • verb:   be in conflict
    Example: "The two proposals conflict!"

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