Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of entangling, or the state of being entangled; a confused or disordered state; intricacy; perplexity.
  • noun That which entangles; specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach. It is a kind of abatis made by partially severing the trunks of trees, pulling down the tops, and securing them to the ground by means of pickets or crotchets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
  • noun (Mil.) An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like.
  • noun (Naut.) An obstruction of cables and spars across a river or harbor entrance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
  • noun That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
  • noun Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.

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

  • noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim

Etymologies

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entangle +‎ -ment

Examples

  • Erwin Schrödinger, one of the founders of quantum theory, used the word entanglement to refer to connections between separated particles that persisted regardless of distance.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • Erwin Schrödinger, one of the founders of quantum theory, used the word entanglement to refer to connections between separated particles that persisted regardless of distance.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • Erwin Schrödinger, one of the founders of quantum theory, used the word entanglement to refer to connections between separated particles that persisted regardless of distance.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • The Strange World of Quantum Entanglement: salvador bali notes: why? because quantum p worked, and so they didnt care about the little mystery at thew center. and the term entanglement, tossed off ...

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  • The Strange World of Quantum Entanglement: salvador bali notes: why? because quantum p worked, and so they didnt care about the little mystery at thew center. and the term entanglement, tossed off ...

    California Literary Review

  • The Strange World of Quantum Entanglement: salvador bali notes: why? because quantum p worked, and so they didnt care about the little mystery at thew center. and the term entanglement, tossed off ...

    California Literary Review

  • For example, nobody can explain what quantum entanglement is all about.

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  • Sari's unwilling entanglement is entirely credible, and somehow inevitable.

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  • A long-term entanglement in Iraq, and a fresh war in Iran should be fun, right???

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  • The principle of quantum entanglement is described as a state in which two or more objects must be spoken of in relation to each other, such that the operations performed on one can be said to have an effect on the other (s).

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