Definition of altercation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

altercation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɔltərˈkeɪʃn//
 
[countable, uncountable](formal)
 
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a noisy argument or disagreement A teenager got into an altercation with a police officer over a parking ticket.
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