A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (failed meeting)
a. failure to meet up
La cita quedó en desencuentro porque ella tuvo una emergencia de familia.The date resulted in a failure to meet up because she had a family emergency.
2. (lack of coordination)
a. mix-up
Hubo un desencuentro a la hora de enviar a las invitaciones y muchas no han llegado.There was a mix-up when sending the invitations, and many of them weren't received.
3. (misunderstanding)
a. disagreement
El desencuentro se produjo porque Rosa criticó la elección de Luisa.The disagreement started when Rosa criticized Luisa's choice.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en una cita)
a. failure to meet up
2. (desacuerdo)
a. disagreement
1 (falta de encuentro) failure to meet up
2 (falta de acuerdo) mix-up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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