The definition of a collision occurs when two things crash into each other, or when two opposing ideas come into conflict.noun
- 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.
- the act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force
- a clash or conflict of opinions, interest, etc.
Origin: ME < LL collisio < pp. of L collidere: see collide
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- 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
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