What does collision mean?

Definitions for collision
kəˈlɪʒ əncol·li·sion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collision.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collision, hitnoun

    (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. collisionnoun

    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. collisionnoun

    a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals

    "a collision of interests"

Wiktionary

  1. collisionnoun

    An instance of colliding.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collisionnoun

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

  2. Collisionnoun

    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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say collision in sign language?

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. Australian National University:

    The Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda in about four billion years. So knowing what kind of a monster our galaxy is up against is useful in finding out the Milky Ways ultimate fate.

  2. John Stuart Mill:

    If all mankind minus one were of one opinion and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that person that he, if he had the power, would be in silencing mankind… If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

  3. Jonathan McDowell:

    I would say if we're carrying on doing what we're doing, we should expect to see in the next few years at least one major accidental satellite collision.

  4. Van Tongel:

    As shown in the study, most injuries are caused by collision with other riders, although the numbers of races in one year are limited for several age groups, currently the number of participants is not limited.

  5. Buenos Aires attorney:

    Weve determined the deaths were produced by the collision that arose from the speed and destabilization of the vehicle generated by the chase and the shots.

Images & Illustrations of collision

  1. collisioncollisioncollisioncollisioncollision

Popularity rank by frequency of use

collision#10000#11052#100000

Translations for collision

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for collision »

Translation

Find a translation for the collision definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these collision definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "collision." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/collision>.

    Are we missing a good definition for collision? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. contiguous
    • B. arbitrary
    • C. contagious
    • D. ultimo

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for collision: