[verb kuh n-flikt; noun kon-flikt] /verb kənˈflɪkt; noun ˈkɒn flɪkt/
verb (used without object)
to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash:
The account of one eyewitness conflicted with that of the other. My class conflicts with my going to the concert.
to fight or contend; do battle.
a fight, battle, or struggle, especially a prolonged struggle; strife.
conflicts between parties.
discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles:
a conflict of ideas.
a striking together; collision.
incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another:
a conflict in the schedule.
Psychiatry. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.
a struggle or clash between opposing forces; battle
a state of opposition between ideas, interests, etc; disagreement or controversy
a clash, as between two appointments made for the same time
(psychol) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible wishes or drives, sometimes leading to a state of emotional tension and thought to be responsible for neuroses
verb (intransitive) (kənˈflɪkt)
to come into opposition; clash
early 15c., from Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere “to strike together, be in conflict,” from com- “together” (see com-) + fligere “to strike” (see afflict). Related: Conflicted; conflicting.
early 15c., “armed encounter, battle,” from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus (see conflict (v.)). Meaning “struggle, quarrel” is from mid-15c. Psychological sense of “incompatible urges in one person” is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past participle adjective). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.
conflict con·flict (kŏn’flĭkt’)
A psychic struggle between opposing or incompatible impulses, desires, or tendencies.
[kon-floo-uh ns] /ˈkɒn flu əns/ noun 1. a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. 2. their place of junction: St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. 3. a body of water formed by the flowing together of […]
adj. 1950, in psychological writing, from conflict (n.) on model of habitual, etc.
- Confluence of sinuses
confluence of sinuses n. The dilated area at the internal occipital protuberance where the superior sagittal, straight, occipital, and transverse sinuses of the dura mater meet.
[kon-floo-uh nt] /ˈkɒn flu ənt/ adjective 1. flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas. 2. Pathology. noun 3. one of two or more confluent streams. 4. a tributary stream. /ˈkɒnflʊənt/ adjective 1. flowing together or merging noun 2. a stream that flows into another, usually of approximately equal size adj. late […]