Definition of "collision" []

  • The act or process of colliding; a crash or conflict. (noun)
  • Physics A brief dynamic event consisting of the close approach of two or more particles, such as atoms, resulting in an abrupt change of momentum or exchange of energy. (noun)
  • A violent impact of moving objects; crash (noun)

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  • The conflict of opposed ideas, wishes, attitudes, etc (noun)
  • An event in which two or more bodies or particles come together with a resulting change of direction and, normally, energy (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "collision" in a sentence
  • "For many observers, this California collision is the de facto NBA Finals."
  • "The main reason why it is strongly recommend NOT to ship these web resources is that their generated names, particularly the JavaScript libraries, are not unique and could cause a name collision!"
  • "Washington subway train collision kills at least one person"