from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  • n. A conflict involving armed forces: a nuclear confrontation.
  • n. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas: an age of ideological confrontation.
  • n. A focused comparison: an essay that brought elements of biography, autobiography, and general European history into powerful, meaningful confrontation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
  • n. A conflict between armed forces

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of confronting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of confronting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of hostile groups opposing each other
  • n. a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  • n. discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
  • n. a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison
  • n. a bold challenge


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