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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·flict /ˈkɑnˌflɪkt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·flict /ˈkɑnˌflɪkt/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·flict n.
 1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
 2.  A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
    As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict.   --Macaulay.
    An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.   --W. H. Seward.
 Conflict of laws, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; -- often used as synonymous with Private international law.
 Syn: -- Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·flict v. i.  [imp. & p. p. Conflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflicting.]
 1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
    Fire and water conflicting together.   --Bacon.
 2.  To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
    A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward.   --Abp. Tillotson.
 3.  To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
    The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.   --Wheaton.
 Syn: -- To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);
           "the harder the conflict the more glorious the
           triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the
           battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs" [syn: struggle,
      2: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible
         feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
      3: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course
         of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of
         Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when
         he got into a real engagement" [syn: battle, fight, engagement]
      4: a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests;
         "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the
         post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
      5: an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a
         conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
      6: opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters
         or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the
         development of the plot); "this form of conflict is
         essential to Mann's writing"
      7: a disagreement or argument about something important; "he
         had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable
         differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans
         and Democrats" [syn: dispute, difference, difference
         of opinion]
      v 1: be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"
      2: go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the
         law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules" [syn: run
         afoul, infringe, contravene]