Collision Definition

kə-lĭzhən
collisions
noun
collisions
The act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force.
Webster's New World
A clash or conflict of opinions, interests, etc.
Webster's New World
A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things.
The collision between management and labor.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Collision

Noun

Singular:
collision
Plural:
collisions

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

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