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Meaning of “confusion” in the English Dictionary

"confusion" in British English

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confusionnoun

uk   us   /kənˈfjuː.ʒən/
B2 [C or U] a ​situation in which ​people do not ​understand what is ​happening, what they should do or who someone or something is: There ​seems to be some confusion over who is ​actually giving the ​talk. To avoid confusion, the ​twins never ​wore the same ​clothes.B2 [U] a ​situation, often with a lot of ​activity and ​noise, in which ​people do not ​know what to do: In the confusion after the ​bombblast, I ​lost my ​bag and wasn't ​able to ​stop and ​look for it.

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(Definition of confusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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confusionnoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈfju·ʒən/
a ​lack of ​understanding, or a ​state of ​disorder: [C] She writes about the confusions of her ​life. [U] In the confusion, I ​lost my ​wallet.
(Definition of confusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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