Conflict is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- Hyphenation: con‧flict
- (UK) IPA: /ˈkɒnflɪkt/, SAMPA: /"kQnflIkt/
- (US) enPR: kŏn'flĭkt, IPA: /ˈkɑːnflɪkt/, SAMPA: /"kAnflIkt/
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- (countable & uncountable) A conflict is when two or more people or ideas don't agree.
- People have tried to end the conflict, which has caused more than 100 deaths since February, but it hasn't worked.
- Conflicts may occur in families when the parents have different values.
- The two stories examine the conflict between good and evil.
- There may be a conflict between wanting to give students a broad education and needing to teach the basics.
- Sometimes a girl is in conflict with her culture or religion in how she wants to dress.
- (countable) A conflict is when two things are trying to use the same resources at the same time.
- I'm sorry I can't meet then. I've got a conflict with another meeting.
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- (intransitive) If two goals, plans, meetings, etc. conflict, they both cannot be achieved, work or be true.
- The goal of hiring more workers conflicts with the plan to cut costs.
- Sorry, the meeting conflicts with my prior plans.