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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisagreementdis‧a‧gree‧ment /ˌdɪsəˈɡriːmənt/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]ARGUEDISAGREE a situation in which people express different opinions about something and sometimes argue opp agreement We’ve had a few disagreements, but we’re still good friends.disagreement about/over/as to/on disagreements about who will be allowed to votedisagreement among/between There were disagreements among doctors about the best way to treat the disease.disagreement with Connor’s disagreements with school administratorssharp/fundamental/profound etc disagreement (=serious disagreement)be in disagreement (=disagree) Scientists are in disagreement about the significance of the data.see thesaurus at argument2 [uncountable]DIFFERENT differences between two statements, reports, numbers etc that ought to be similar opp agreementdisagreement between There is disagreement between these two estimates.COLLOCATIONSverbshave a disagreementThe only disagreements we have are about money.resolve/settle a disagreement (=find a way to make people agree)Negotiations failed to resolve the disagreements.cause/lead to disagreementThis is a policy that has caused an enormous amount of disagreement.disagreement arisesDisagreements may arise because of misunderstandings.adjectivesa strong/serious disagreementIf you have a serious disagreement at work, talk to someone about it.considerable/substantial disagreement (=a lot of disagreement)There is still considerable disagreement among doctors as to how to treat the illness.a bitter disagreementThere are reports of bitter disagreement between the EU and the US over this issue.a sharp disagreement formal (=strong disagreement)There were sharp disagreements between Republicans and Democrats.basic disagreement (also fundamental disagreement formal)There was fundamental disagreement on what steps should be taken to resolve the problem.phrasesa source of disagreement (=something that causes disagreement)Sentencing policy is a source of disagreement between judges and the Home Office.an area of disagreement (=an idea or subject that people disagree about)Substantial areas of disagreement still exist between scientists.a point of disagreement (=a particular thing that people disagree about)A point of disagreement between the two parties concerns the future of nuclear power.room/scope for disagreement (=the possibility that people will disagree about something)There is room for disagreement about how much independence to give children.
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disagreementDisagreement over who should produce the next album caused the band to split.Ginny had left the company after a disagreement with her boss.The party is seriously split by internal rivalries and disagreements.Typical was the day when she had another disagreement with the headmaster at the local primary school.We've had a few disagreements, but we're still good friends.This view allowed room for disagreement between prophets and for the recognition of limitations in the human factor.This bill will never be passed if disagreements between Democrats and Republicans aren't settled soon.There were the occasional disagreements about money, but mostly we got on well.Agreement is sought and where not reached a fair statement of disagreement is provided.There is a some disagreement among medical experts about the best treatment for back pain.Issues which are not in dispute should be eliminated and the scope of the disagreement narrowed.The disagreement comes when you try to understand why genetic mixing is a good idea.The disagreements had long been brewing.There was widespread disagreement among the respondents.be in disagreementHorsley and Hayling were in disagreement about the Manchester move.disagreement betweenThere is considerable disagreement between these two estimates.
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