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Definition of entanglement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    entanglement

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtæŋɡlmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtæŋɡlmənt//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a difficult or complicated relationship with another person or country emotional/political entanglements This affair did not prevent an entanglement with another of his co-stars.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of becoming entangled in something; the state of being entangled Many dolphins die each year from entanglement in fishing nets. The auditors try to avoid entanglement with arguments over local policy.
  3. 3entanglements [plural] (specialist) barriers made of barbed wire, used to stop an enemy from getting close
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: entanglement