- 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.
Origin of collision
Examples from the Web for anticollision
Historical Examples of anticollision
They had come close enough to each other to activate their anticollision safeties.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
- 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
early 15c., from Middle French collision (15c.), from Latin collisionem (nominative collisio) "a dashing together," noun of action from collidere (see collide).