Collision meaning

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A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things.

The collision between management and labor.

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An act of colliding; a crash.
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A clash or conflict of opinions, interests, etc.
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The act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force.
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(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.
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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.

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An instance of colliding.
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Origin of collision

  • Middle English from Late Latin collīsiō collīsiōn- from Latin collīsus past participle of collīdere to collide collide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French collision, from Late Latin collisio, from Latin collidere, past participle collisus (“to dash together”); see collide.

    From Wiktionary