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English definition of “altercation”

altercation

noun [C]     /ˌɒl.təˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌɑːl.t̬ɚ-/ formal
a loud argument or disagreement: According to witnesses, the altercation between the two men started inside the restaurant.Arguments and disagreements
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