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conflict

 [kon´flikt]
a mental struggle arising from the clash of incompatible or opposing impulses, wishes, drives, or external demands.
decisional conflict (specify) a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state of uncertainty about the course of action to be taken when choice among competing actions involves risk, loss, or challenge to personal values.
extrapsychic conflict that between the self and the external environment.
intrapsychic conflict conflict between incompatible or opposing wishes, impulses, needs, thoughts, or demands within one's own mind.
parental role conflict a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as experience by a parent of role confusion and conflict in response to crisis. See also parenting.

con·flict

(kon'flikt),
Tension or stress experienced by an organism when satisfaction of a need, drive, motive, or wish is thwarted by the presence of other attractive or unattractive needs, drives, or motives.

conflict

(kŏn′flĭkt′)
n.
Psychology An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
intr.v. (kən-flĭkt′) con·flicted, con·flicting, con·flicts
1. To be in or come into opposition; differ.
2. Archaic To engage in warfare.

con·flic′tion n.
con·flic′tive adj.
con·flic′tu·al (kən-flĭk′cho͞o-əl) adj.

conflict

Neurology See Visual-vestibular conflict Psychiatry A mental struggle that arises from the simultaneous operation of opposing impulses, drives, external–environmental or internal demands Types Intrapsychic–between forces within the personality; extrapsychic–between the self and the environment. See Approach-avoidance conflict Vox populi
1. Collision, clash. See Feto-maternal conflict.
2. War, battle. See Man-made disaster.

con·flict

(kon'flikt)
Tension or stress experienced by an organism when satisfaction of a need, drive, motive, or wish is thwarted by the presence of other attractive or unattractive needs, drives, or motives.

conflict

The effect of the presence of two mutually incompatible wishes or emotions. Unacceptably unpleasant conflict leads to REPRESSION and this may be manifested as NEUROSIS.
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It has been pointed out earlier that though both countries have continued animosity and conflictual relationship, there have been sporadic factors that compelled them to liaise for their respective national security interests.
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Results from the Hierarchical Regression Analysis that Predicts Career Self-efficacy from Mother-Daughter Attachment and Psychological Separation Model 1 Model 2 Variables [beta] t [beta] t Communication .145 * 1.992 .248 ** 2.872 Intimacy .009 .148 .083 1.286 Trust .049 .656 .130 1.601 Functional independence .209 * 2.107 Emotional independence .096 1.143 Attitudinal independence -.085 -1.023 Conflictual independence -.187 ** -2.718 [R.sup.2] .034 .069 F 3.760 * 3.373 ** [R.sup.2] change .035 F change 3.013 * Note: * p < .05, ** p < .01.
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In his memoirs, to be published on Thursday, the 76-year-old Chirac recounts what he describes as his country's "conflictual" relations with Britain.
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