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Any struggle or conflict; strife
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  1. Any struggle or conflict; strife
  2. Fighting, especially with weapons:
  3. Contention or strife:
Any political or military action taken to defeat insurgency, especially during guerrilla warfare.
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  1. Any political or military action taken to defeat insurgency, especially during guerrilla warfare.
  2. Military and political action carried on to defeat an insurgency
A protracted controversy or struggle:
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  1. A protracted controversy or struggle:
  2. Any fight or struggle; conflict
  3. Armed fighting; combat or war
The person or persons against whom one competes
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  1. The person or persons against whom one competes
  2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
  3. The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
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  1. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
  2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
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  1. A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
  2. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
  3. Any contest or competition likened to a race
The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
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  1. The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
  2. In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. Rivalrous goods are those which can be consumed by only one person at the same time -- for example, a candy bar or a suit; a non-rivalrous good may be provided to more consumers at a very low marginal cost for each additional consumer.
  3. The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
The act of struggling:
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  1. The act of struggling:
  2. Strife, contention, or combat:
  3. Conflict; strife; contention
Any power struggle between two parties
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  1. Any power struggle between two parties
  2. Alternative spelling of tug of war.
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. (Obs.) A battle
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
  1. Belligerence
  2. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict between armed forces
  3. A focused comparison:
The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
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  1. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
  2. An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
  3. Acts of war; overt warfare.
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
The act of struggling:
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  1. The act of struggling:
  2. Strife, contention, or combat:
  3. Conflict; strife; contention
Military operations as a profession or science
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  1. Military operations as a profession or science
  2. The period of such conflict.
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
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  1. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
  2. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  3. A violent conflict or confrontation.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict involving armed forces:
  3. A focused comparison:
A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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  1. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
(Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
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  1. (Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
  2. A significant effect on or change in a situation
  3. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
A disagreement or dispute:
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  1. A disagreement or dispute:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  1. Disharmony.
  2. The absence or reverse of accord.
  3. Lack of accord; discord; disagreement
A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
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  1. A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
  2. Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
  3. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
(Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
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  1. (Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
  2. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
  3. (Genetics) The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
  2. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
  3. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
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  1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  2. Disagreement; dissent
  3. The state of being dissident; dissent
(Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
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  1. (Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
  2. A state of disagreement or conflict
  3. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
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  1. Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
  2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
An instance of such discord.
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  1. An instance of such discord.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord; conflict
The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
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  1. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
  2. Any of the sects, parties, etc. formed by such a split
  3. A formal breach of union within a religious body, especially a Christian church.
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
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  1. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
  2. A difference between what is expected and what happens
  3. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. Open armed conflict between countries or between factions within the same country
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
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