Pronunciation: ( —v.kun-flikt'; —n.kon'flikt),[key] —v.i. 1. 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. 2. to fight or contend; do battle.
—n. 1. a fight, battle, or struggle, esp. a prolonged struggle; strife.
2. controversy; quarrel: conflicts between parties. 3. discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles: a conflict of ideas. 4. a striking together; collision.
5. incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another: a conflict in the schedule. 6. Psychiatry.a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.