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 Dictionary entry overview: What does altercation mean? 

  The noun ALTERCATION has 1 sense:

1. noisy quarrel

  Familiarity information: ALTERCATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Noisy quarrel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


affray; altercation; fracas

Hypernyms ("altercation" is a kind of...):

dustup; quarrel; row; run-in; words; wrangle (an angry dispute)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "altercation"):

batrachomyomachia (a silly altercation)

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