Definition of Confrontation

1. Noun. A bold challenge.

Generic synonyms: Challenge
Derivative terms: Confront, Confrontational



2. Noun. Discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions.
Generic synonyms: Discord, Dissension
Derivative terms: Confrontational

3. Noun. A hostile disagreement face-to-face.
Exact synonyms: Encounter, Face-off, Showdown
Generic synonyms: Disagreement
Derivative terms: Confront, Confrontational

4. Noun. The act of hostile groups opposing each other. "The invaders encountered stiff opposition"
Exact synonyms: Opposition
Specialized synonyms: Strikebreaking
Generic synonyms: Resistance
Derivative terms: Confront, Confront, Oppose

5. Noun. A focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison.
Generic synonyms: Comparing, Comparison
Derivative terms: Confront

Definition of Confrontation

1. n. Act of confronting.

Definition of Confrontation

1. Noun. The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face ¹

2. Noun. A conflict between armed forces ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confrontation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Confrontation

1. The act by the therapist, or another patient in a therapy group, of openly interpreting a patient's resistances, attitudes, feelings, or effects upon either the therapist, the group, or its member(s). (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confrontation

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Literary usage of Confrontation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Select Cases on the Law of Evidence by John Henry Wigmore (1913)
"Modes of Satisfying the Rule of Confrontation 373. INTRODUCTORY. In the period when the Hearsay rule is being established, and ex parte depositions are ..."

2. When the Victim Is a Child by Debra Whitcomb (1992)
"Elements of Confrontation A number of statutes appear to have been crafted ... Many of these statutes preserve full confrontation between the child and the ..."

3. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1915)
"The French practice still shows this notion of confrontation, in liveliest manner; ... Effect of Constitutional Sanction of Confrontation. ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States, Its Sources and Its Application by Thomas James Norton (1922)
"The rule of the law of Imperial Rome regarding formal accusations and the confrontation by witnesses is illustrated in the case- of St. Paul. ..."

5. A Supplement to A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law by John Henry Wigmore (1915)
"Purpose and Theory of Confrontation. [Note 2, at the end, add:] The great ... The French practice still shows this notion of confrontation, in liveliest ..."

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