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

 con·fu·sion /kənˈfjuʒən/

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

 con·fu·sion /kənˈfjuʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fu·sion n.
 1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
    The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable.   --Whewell.
 Moody beggars starving for a time
 Of pellmell havoc and confusion.   --Shak.
 2.  The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
 Confusion dwelt in every face
 And fear in every heart.   --Spectator.
 3.  Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
 Ruin seize thee, ruthless king,
 Confusion on thy banners wait.   --Gray.
 4.  One who confuses; a confounder. [Obs.]
 Confusion of goods Law, the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably;
           "the army retreated in confusion"
      2: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly
         thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions" [syn: mental
         confusion, confusedness, disarray]
      3: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused [syn: discombobulation]
      4: an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with
         identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion
         of tongues at the Tower of Babel"
      5: a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another;
         "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the
         notorious outlaw" [syn: mix-up]