conflict

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere (to strike together), from com- (together) (a form of con-) + fligere (to strike)

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Noun[edit]

conflict (plural conflicts)

  1. A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1: 
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
    The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.
  2. An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.
    I wanted to attend the meeting but there's a conflict in my schedule that day.

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Verb[edit]

conflict (third-person singular simple present conflicts, present participle conflicting, simple past and past participle conflicted)

  1. (intransitive, with ‘with) To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible
  2. (intransitive, with ‘with) To overlap (with), as in a schedule.
    Your conference call conflicts with my older one: please reschedule.

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  • conflict” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere (to strike together), from com- (together) (a form of con-) + fligere (to strike)

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Noun[edit]

conflict n (plural conflicten, diminutive conflictje n)

  1. A conflict, clash or dispute

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