entanglement

noun en·tan·gle·ment \ in-ˈtaŋ-gəl-mənt , en- \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of entanglement

1 a : the action of entangling : the state of being entangled
b : something that entangles, confuses, or ensnares
  • a project delayed by legal entanglements
2 : the condition of being deeply involved
  • their entanglement in politics

Examples of entanglement in a Sentence

  1. his life is greatly complicated by his romantic entanglements

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First Known Use of entanglement

1535

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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