[ kuh-lizh-uh n ]
/ kəˈlɪʒ ən /
the act of colliding; a coming violently into contact; crash: the collision of two airplanes.
a clash; conflict: a collision of purposes.
Physics. the meeting of particles or of bodies in which each exerts a force upon the other, causing the exchange of energy or momentum.
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Origin of collision
OTHER WORDS FROM collisioncol·li·sion·al, adjectivean·ti·col·li·sion, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH collisioncollision collusion
Words nearby collision
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Example sentences from the Web for anticollision
They had come close enough to each other to activate their anticollision safeties.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for anticollision
/ (kəˈlɪʒən) /
a violent impact of moving objects; crash
the conflict of opposed ideas, wishes, attitudes, etca collision of interests
physics an event in which two or more bodies or particles come together with a resulting change of direction and, normally, energy
Word Origin for collision
C15: from Late Latin collīsiō from Latin collīdere to collide
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