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1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
a. A conflict involving armed forces: a nuclear confrontation.
b. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas: an age of ideological confrontation.
3. A focused comparison: an essay that brought elements of biography, autobiography, and general European history into powerful, meaningful confrontation.
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con•fron•ta•tion•ist(ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃə nɪst, -frʌn-)
1. a person who confronts opposition, esp. aggressively.adj.
2. characteristic of confrontation or confrontationists.
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