- The definition of a collision occurs when two things crash into each other, or when two opposing ideas come into conflict.
- An example of collision is when one car strikes and hits another.
- An example of collision is when there is a conflict between people of two different cultures because of their different backgrounds and viewpoints.
Two automobiles after a collision.
collision definition by Webster's New World
- the act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force
- a clash or conflict of opinions, interest, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Late Latin collisio ; from past participle of Classical Latin collidere: see collide
collision definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or process of colliding; a crash or conflict.
- 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.
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin collīsiō, collīsiōn-, from Latin collīsus, past participle of collīdere, to collide; see collide.
- col·liˈsion·al adjective
- col·liˈsion·al·ly adverb