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Definition of disagreement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a situation where people have different opinions about something and often argue disagreement (about/on/over/as to something) Disagreement arose about exactly how to plan the show. disagreement on the method to be used There's no room for disagreement on this point. There is considerable disagreement over the safety of the treatment. We are in total disagreement as to how to proceed. disagreement (between A and B) It was a source of disagreement between the two states. disagreement (among…) There is disagreement among archaeologists as to the age of the sculpture. disagreement (with somebody) They have had several disagreements with their neighbors. opposite agreement
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] disagreement between A and B a difference between two things that should be the same The comparison shows considerable disagreement between theory and practice.
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