Learner's definition of CONFUSION
1 : a situation in which people are uncertain about what to do or are unable to understand something clearly
The detour caused much confusion. [=the detour confused many people; the detour made many people uncertain about which roads to use]
There is still some confusion as to the time of the meeting.
There is a great deal of confusion about how the system works.
Changing the name of the company will only lead to confusion. [=make people uncertain]
2 [noncount] : the feeling that you have when you do not understand what is happening, what is expected, etc. 3 [noncount] : a state or situation in which many things are happening in a way that is not controlled or orderly 4 [noncount] : the act of mistakenly thinking that one person or thing is another