What does collision mean?

Definitions for collision
kəˈlɪʒ əncol·li·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collision, hit(noun)

    (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

    "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"

  2. collision(noun)

    an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object

    "three passengers were killed in the collision"; "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"

  3. collision(noun)

    a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals

    "a collision of interests"

Wiktionary

  1. collision(Noun)

    An instance of colliding.

    Etymology: From collisio, from collidere, past participle collisus; see collide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collision(noun)

    the act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing

  2. Collision(noun)

    a state of opposition; antagonism; interference

Freebase

  1. Collision

    A collision is an isolated event in which two or more moving bodies exert forces on each other for a relatively short time. Although the most common colloquial use of the word "collision" refers to accidents in which two or more objects collide, the scientific use of the word "collision" implies nothing about the magnitude of the forces. Some examples of physical interactions that scientists would consider collisions: ⁕An insect touches its antenna to the leaf of a plant. The antenna is said to collide with leaf. ⁕A cat walks delicately through the grass. Each contact that its paws make with the ground is a collision. Each brush of its fur against a blade of grass is a collision. Some colloquial uses of the word collision are: ⁕automobile collision, two cars colliding with each other ⁕mid-air collision, two planes colliding with each other ⁕ship collision, two ships colliding with each other

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. collision

    The case of one ship running foul of another; the injuries arising from which, where no blame is imputable to the master of either, is generally borne by the owners of both in equal parts. (See ALLISION.)

How to pronounce collision?

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How to say collision in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collision in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of collision in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8:

    He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.

  2. Peter Cook:

    The pilot reported that he felt ... the (Chinese) aircraft passed in front of his nose in an unsafe fashion, there's no indication this was a near collision.

  3. Albert Zijlstra:

    At that time, planets were beginning to grow, starting as dust grains and becoming pebbles, rocks, mountains and finally proto-planets, there were lots of collision between them. This study may help understand how they survived these collisions.

  4. Brentwood School:

    We have been informed that the driver was killed in the collision and his assistant has been severely injured, our thoughts are clearly with his family and all the families of the pupils and teachers involved.

  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous--a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.

Images & Illustrations of collision

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