[v. kuh n-flikt; n.kon-flikt] /v. kənˈflɪkt; n. 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.
1375-1425;late Middle English (noun) < Latinconflīctus a striking together, equivalent to conflīg(ere) to strike together, contend (con-con- + flīgere to strike) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) < Latinconflīctus, past participle of conflīgere, or by v. use of the noun
c.1430, from L. conflictus, pp. of confligere "to strike together," from com- "together" + fligere "to strike" (see afflict). The noun also dates from mid-15c. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, pp. adj.); Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.