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conflict

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈkɒnflɪkt/
DISAGREEMENT B2 serious disagreement: The Government was in conflict with the unions over pay. The peasants often came into conflict with the landowners.Arguments and disagreements
FIGHTING B2 fighting between groups or countries: armed conflict Fighting
DIFFERENCE a situation in which two or more different things cannot easily exist together: the conflict between science and religionDifferent and difference
a conflict of interest a situation where someone cannot make fair decisions because they are influenced by somethingDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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