Meaning of CONFLICT in English

CONFLICT

I. noun

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a bitter conflict

The stage is set for a bitter conflict with trade unions.

armed conflict (= a war )

The President fears that armed conflict is possible.

class conflict

This is the basis of class conflict in capitalist society.

conflicting accounts (= different accounts of the same event, that cannot both be true )

There were conflicting accounts of what actually happened.

conflicting advice (= very different opinions about what you should do )

I’ve asked several people, and they’ve all given me conflicting advice.

conflicting claims (= saying that different things are true )

The reports contained conflicting claims of the number of people killed.

conflicting evidence (= pieces of evidence that support different conclusions )

With so much conflicting evidence, it’s almost impossible to make a decision.

conflicting reports (= reports saying very different things )

Conflicting reports continued to emerge from the area.

conflicting/opposing views (= completely different )

There are conflicting views about the best way to teach reading.

ethnic violence/conflict (= fighting or trouble between different ethnic groups )

Hundreds were killed and injured in the country’s worst outbreak of ethnic violence.

industrial conflict/dispute/unrest (= disagreement between workers and their employers )

Last year 1.3 million workers took part in industrial disputes.

irreconcilable differences/conflicts

The differences between the landowners and the conservationists were irreconcilable from the start.

mixed/conflicting emotions (= a mixture of very different feelings )

She had mixed emotions about seeing him again.

potential conflict

Funding is an area of potential conflict between the two departments.

resolve a dispute/conflict

Negotiation is the only way to resolve the dispute.

settle a dispute/argument/conflict

Every effort was made to settle the dispute, without success.

solve a dispute/conflict

They have agreed to solve their disputes solely by peaceful means.

the ensuing battle/conflict/debate etc

In the ensuing fighting, two students were killed.

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■ ADJECTIVE

armed

It is in the context of armed conflict that many of the problems of third parties are brought into relief.

In conclusion I will make some comments on the requisites for effective rules relating to the control of armed conflicts .

This, as we have seen, is a rejection of the basic principles of the international humanitarian law of armed conflict .

Continuing armed conflict Throughout April and May armed conflict continued.

However, prolonged drought, and in Matebeleland armed conflict , have limited its effectiveness.

These Protocols restated, and in several important respects developed, the laws of armed conflict .

The agreement merely deferred armed conflict .

ethnic

For it is an ethnic conflict , between peoples who see each other at close range.

It may rip itself up with ethnic conflicts .

Nabaa also reflects the legacy of ethnic conflict .

This surge of humanity has disrupted land-holding patterns and economic relationships and engendered ethnic conflict .

industrial

Chapter 6 deals with strikes and industrial conflict , an area where more specific hypothesis-testing via quantitative methods is possible.

This brings us to consider the broader context of industrial conflict .

The former was said to bring industrial conflict , the latter harmony.

Thus it is possible to discern three main levels of causality in this model of industrial conflict .

They had survived the trials of imperial retreat, economic decline, and industrial conflict , and remained cohesive and intact.

The growth of unions and the serious industrial conflicts of the mid-1890s led the government into systematic intervention in labour relations.

But industrial conflicts are not of this kind.

The teachers' unions adopted a policy of industrial action and employed techniques appropriate to an industrial conflict .

internal

Stage 2 - Storming. Internal conflict develops; members resist the task at the emotional level.

When they first appear, internal rivalries and conflicts often seem a welcome alternative to the collective lethargy they have displaced.

The organisation was complex and not without internal conflict .

It would also reduce the amount of internal conflict we had within the organization.

The internal conflicts caused by his strong Quaker beliefs and lack of prospects caused a breakdown when he was twenty-one.

At times the internal class conflict will be open, sometimes it will be muted.

But what happened in Jerusalem between 168 and 164 B.C. went beyond the ordinary internal conflicts of the Seleucid state.

It is surrounded by states with internal conflicts and has received successive waves of refugees.

major

The issue of Dissent survived as a major source of conflict .

A force that can handle two major regional conflicts can be funded in several ways.

At best in a major conflict it would give allies time to reach agreement on how to use nuclear weapons.

The relationship between Pauline and Chloe then became a major source of conflict in the marriage.

The Helsinki summit, arranged at very short notice, dealt almost exclusively with the specific issue of a major regional conflict .

The problem with Orwell is that he could only think of class conflict in terms of major insurrectionary conflict.

Hence, class conflict is viewed as inevitable and indeed as the only major source of conflict in capitalist society.

Yet the major lines of conflict and political mobilization evident in liberal democracies often do not appear class-based.

military

Nevertheless, national security issues and the incidence of military conflict remain highly significant.

While the government-in-exile headed by Sawyer proposed to send representatives to Monrovia to discuss its peace plan, the military conflict continued.

As stockpiles dwindled, the continuing impasse in negotiations rendered military conflict increasingly likely.

How much does intelligence really matter-outside military conflict ?

political

This is Gurr's full theoretical and comparative statement on the motivation for violent political conflict .

Large political conflicts do take on informational overtones.

In war, a Cabinet designed to manage political conflict finds itself instead directing armed force.

There were, too, political conflicts .

Where there has been serious political conflict , schoolgirls have often been involved in protests and boycotts.

Social and political conflict at best is erroneous, and at worst contrived.

Much of Barbarossa's continual political conflict was connected to administrative matters of this sort.

potential

Various strategies are developed to handle potential conflicts that can not be overcome because people keep meeting each other.

He recognised the potential conflict between the ideal of education as an instrument and that of education as self-development.

Both failed to sell stock they owned after being warned of potential conflicts of interests.

He shuddered at the thought of all the potential conflict situations ahead.

Manifestations of ethnicity that are exclusive of others or that hold the potential to generate conflict tend to be avoided.

Nor is this the only area in which the former chairman has left himself open to potential conflicts of interest.

And in California, at least, officials have taken the potential for conflict very seriously.

regional

It has also been severely affected by debt and regional conflicts .

Neglect of these rights has, in severe cases, contributed to extremism, regional instability and conflict .

Losses associated directly and indirectly with regional conflict between 1980 and 1988 are estimated at US$16 to 17 billion.

A force that can handle two major regional conflicts can be funded in several ways.

The potential for the fighting to spill over into a wider regional conflict has triggered a flurry of diplomatic activity.

Other regional conflicts were immigrating, too.

The Helsinki summit, arranged at very short notice, dealt almost exclusively with the specific issue of a major regional conflict .

It is easy to get confused about the regional conflicts that have raged in the area.

social

We are not now accustomed to associate democracy with such overt expressions of class hostility and social conflict .

Forced equality is unwise because it disrupts the natural, cooperative hierarchy among groups and causes social conflict and unnatural change.

These are new antagonisms which emerge as social conflict is diffused to more social relations.

As this quote suggests, certain social issues or conflicts are never completely resolved; they are perennial.

This will bring about both inner and social conflicts .

Why, then, is social conflict rather than social harmony escalating?

In any liberal democracy a mobilization of bias is cumulatively created by the outcomes of political and social conflicts .

In the second century the religious and social conflicts became far more acute.

violent

This is Gurr's full theoretical and comparative statement on the motivation for violent political conflict .

There have been periodic violent boundary conflicts ever since.

But the drama of a violent conflict that was caused partly by environmental factors has not had a spin-off effect for turtles.

As long as Milosevic was firmly in control, it was thought, there was no risk of violent conflict .

■ NOUN

class

In class societies this process will obviously be mediated primarily - though not exclusively - through class relationships and class conflict .

Yet classes obviously existed; so did something that looked suspiciously like class conflict .

There is, basically, a class conflict in which the owners hold most of the cards.

The third crucial concept of the class approach is class conflict .

The same applies to the subject of Section 10-4: the impact of special interest groups and class conflict .

Another explained pentecostal growth in terms of urbanization or class conflict .

Quite apart from the class conflict endemic in capitalism, the economic system itself is beset with instabilities.

In other words, class conflict was limited.

resolution

The money will be used to develop the work of the department in the field of conflict resolution and mediation.

Airlines do train flight attendants in how to spot trouble in advance, and in conflict resolution .

In such a case, some form of conflict resolution must be adopted to arrive at a solution.

These include classes on parenting, self-esteem, conflict resolution and prep courses for the general education diploma exam.

Since the Sherif study several researchers have followed up with studies of conflict resolution between groups.

Experts said parents can ask schools to offer conflict resolution courses or peer mediation programs.

The process of choosing a best rule is called conflict resolution .

Subjects within international relations include war, interstate conflict resolution , international law, regional alliances, colonialism, and international organizations.

■ VERB

arise

These distortions are the very essence of prejudice, and it is hardly surprising that conflict with Peter had arisen .

When conflicts arise between perception and reasoning, the concrete operational child makes judgments based on reasoning.

Both principles must, of course, coexist, and there is no blueprint for dealing with the conflicts when they arise .

The subordinates acknowledged that some conflicts would inevitably arise , no matter how well the manager maintained the web of relationships.

These difficulties are due to the conflicts that arise between both institutions that lay claim to democratic legitimacy.

When conflicts arise between perception and thought, as in conservation problems, children using preoperational reasoning make judgments based on perception.

Wilson dealt with the conflicts that arose in Orkney due to the activities of planners.

They had agreed to avoid conflicts arising from involvement in political or interest groups.

arm

Since then some 30m people have been killed in armed conflict .

All these problems have been aggravated by mistaken national policies and armed conflicts .

avoid

Governments are constantly striving to create equality thus avoiding conflict and hardship such as this Court ruling has done.

I hope my work on the evolution of cooperation helps the world avoid conflict .

Part of the art is to avoid creating a permanent conflict with a section of the community.

Either action might be legitimate to avoid conflicts of interest.

Can't say no. Avoid conflict .

I was therefore a great deal more interested in avoiding conflict with Dad than I was in plumbing his psychology.

I wanted to avoid an interethnic conflict .

Initially, to avoid possible conflicts between duty and affection, I intended to set this book in a different church.

bring

Devlin brought the conflict clause to the attention of his supervisor, Veronica Parker, then SunTran assistant manager.

Designed for use off-road, their increasing numbers have brought them into conflict with ramblers and other groups using the countryside.

Using his clipped voice and precise prose, he brings to life conflicts and tragedies from far-flung locations.

Such invasions were seen as bringing about conflict , sometimes of an extremely violent nature.

Revealing one's body brings into conflict a wish to show off with the desire to cover up.

They can bring conflict into the open.

The former was said to bring industrial conflict , the latter harmony.

cause

You may not have noticed, but you cause a lot of conflict .

These files not only occupy space, but also may wind up causing conflicts with other programs down the line.

Setting a cost limit first, and then trying to tailor services to fit, causes only conflict and demoralisation.

Forced equality is unwise because it disrupts the natural, cooperative hierarchy among groups and causes social conflict and unnatural change.

This can cause misunderstanding and conflict when in later life they talk to one another.

For a century or more both Parliament and the courts have been careful not to act soas to cause conflict between them.

create

These changes have created conflicts and tensions such as between old and new technological trajectories and between national autonomy and international co-operation.

That pull does not usually create as much immediate conflict for them.

This can create a conflict of interest which needs careful management.

Those who go in for character assassination create human conflicts and can easily end up as victims.

Governments are constantly striving to create equality thus avoiding conflict and hardship such as this Court ruling has done.

Naturally, adopting nontraditional patterns creates some conflict .

Part of the art is to avoid creating a permanent conflict with a section of the community.

Their mission, one student felt, is to create conflict .

end

A negotiated agreement involving the removal of settlements will not end the conflict .

It is the first of several accords that are expected to culminate in a peace treaty to formally end the Chiapas conflict .

But the intrusion of politics did not begin or end with the superpower conflict .

Once upon a time such a threat would have ended the conflict , but Old World codes no longer worked.

Opinion polls show that many of them are prepared to sacrifice territory to end the conflict .

Ghezali favors dialogue to end the conflict .

She ended up in conflict with co-leader Terry Butler after being selected to join the force.

In a leaderless group, a manager might step in to end the conflict and even offer a solution.

involve

Most disputes were of this kind, involving traditional sources of conflict: land and water rights or personal injury.

The United States was involved in these conflicts , sometimes as a mediator, always as a Supplier of arms.

By 1837 he had ceased acting as a certifying surgeon, which involved some conflict of interest.

It also found that she seemed to be involved in a conflict of interest.

However, the relationship between central and local government involves both partnership and conflict .

President Clinton argues that the Great Budget Standoff of 1995 involves a conflict not over dollars, but values.

A decree in February banned the sale of weapons to countries involved in armed conflict .

resolve

Most labour directors have resolved this conflict by operating as responsible managers rather than as worker agents perse.

People have become used to employing violence as a means of resolving conflict or asserting power over others.

The acquisition of presidential power by Liamine Zeroual in February 1994 did little to resolve this conflict .

Instead, the company said it provides a variety of ways for employees to resolve conflicts and complaints.

The absence of detailed case law has meant that there are no established rules to resolve conflicts .

The court cases discussed indicate how judges have been resolving conflicts on these issues.

Integration and collaboration are more effective ways to resolve this form of conflict .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be/feel conflicted (about sth)

sectarian violence/conflict/murder etc

Church leaders hold crisis talks on wave of sectarian murders - see page 6.

Military governance has not ended sectarian violence or brought a return of foreign investment.

Nevertheless, the moves towards positive change are being frustrated both by threats from right-wing activists, and by sectarian conflicts.

Southern states, usually less prone to sectarian violence, were also hit, with many deaths reported from Karnataka and Kerala.

The sectarian violence of Northern Ireland is a different matter altogether.

The ferry was packed with refugees fleeing sectarian violence in the Moluccas.

They may reduce the risk of attack, but they can not prevent random sectarian murders.

Tyrone on Aug. 5 and in Lisburn on Aug. 24, were also believed to be victims of the sectarian violence.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a violent conflict

Can this peace settlement bring an end to years of conflict ?

serious political conflict

The conflict began when early in December 1994.

the conflict in the Middle East

You've got nearly 2000 people here every day, so there are bound to be some conflicts.

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But the intrusion of politics did not begin or end with the superpower conflict .

Many of these matters are areas of conflict: conflict with parents, friends, school, or our inner selves.

Other aspects to consider are charges, possible conflicts of interest, and efficiency in dealing and settlement.

Since the end of the cold war there has been no one to fund conflicts in the Middle East.

Social interactions were viewed as a source of cognitive conflict , thus disequilibration, and thus development.

The court cases discussed indicate how judges have been resolving conflicts on these issues.

The relationship between Pauline and Chloe then became a major source of conflict in the marriage.

These signals may have been less predictive of the outcome because they occurred at higher frequencies at earlier stages in the conflicts.

II. verb

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■ NOUN

interest

Water had to be continually directed, rivers deepened, dikes checked, canals dug, and conflicting interests reconciled.

How does an organization go about achieving this harmonious blend of conflicting interests ?

When conflicting political interests were involved, the supervisor would be forced, however reluctantly, to choose between them.

Firstly there is the assumption that a settlement comprises individuals, groups and sub- groups who have conflicting interests and goals.

view

We shall soon be knee-deep in conflicting legal views here.

Attitudes expressed in the poll reflect a society with conflicting views of firearms.

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Defenders have advanced to a state of cognitive dissonance, an awareness that beliefs conflict with evidence.

For those whose desires do not conflict with how they live, restraint has a kind of elegance.

In other ways the activities of the councils tend to conflict with regional policy and weaken its effects.

These orientations may combine with subject and parochial orientations, or they may conflict .

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