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noun [countable/uncountable] conflict pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnˌflɪkt/
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  1. 1
    angry disagreement between people or groups
    I try to avoid conflict wherever possible.
    conflict between: The issue provoked conflicts between the press and the police.
    be in conflict (with someone): She is in conflict with her employers over sick pay.
    come into conflict (with someone): He and his ex-wife frequently came into conflict.
    conflict over: The management team is keen to resolve the conflict over wages.
    1. a.
      mainly journalism fighting between countries or groups
      diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Liberia
      the Arab-Israeli conflict
  2. 2
    a situation in which it is difficult for two things to exist together or be true at the same time
    conflict between: There is a conflict between the two sides of his personality.



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