American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of colliding; a crash or conflict.
- n. 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of striking or dashing together; a striking together of two bodies; the meeting and mutual striking or clashing of two or more moving bodies, or of a moving body with a stationary one; specifically, in recent use, the dashing together of two railroad-trains, or of two boats or ships.
- n. Opposition; antagonism; counteraction: as, a collision of interests or of parties.
- n. See extract.
- n. Synonyms Concussion, etc. See shock.
- To collide; strike against.
- n. An instance of colliding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing.
- n. A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.
- n. a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
- n. (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
- n. an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
- From Late Latin collisio, from Latin collidere, past participle collisus ("to dash together"); see collide. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Late Latin collīsiō, collīsiōn-, from Latin collīsus, past participle of collīdere, to collide; see collide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Rutgers 'Eric LeGrand, paralyzed from the neck down Saturday night in an on-field collision, is only the latest reminder of this simple, indisputable fact: the risk is all on the side of the players.”
“The collision is between two concepts of the world order.”
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“Squirming through the press and calling his name to the policeman, Smoke saw the Baron, struck in collision by one of the rushers, hurled clean off his feet into the snow.”
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