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col·li·sion

 (kə-lĭzh′ən)
n.
1. An act of colliding; a crash.
2. A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things: the collision between management and labor.
3. 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.

[Middle English, from Late Latin collīsiō, collīsiōn-, from Latin collīsus, past participle of collīdere, to collide; see collide.]

col·li′sion·al adj.
col·li′sion·al·ly adv.
Synonyms: collision, crash1, impact
These nouns denote violent forcible contact between two or more things: the midair collision of two planes; a crash involving two cars; a crater produced by the comet's impact.

collision

(kəˈlɪʒən)
n
1. a violent impact of moving objects; crash
2. the conflict of opposed ideas, wishes, attitudes, etc: a collision of interests.
3. (General Physics) physics an event in which two or more bodies or particles come together with a resulting change of direction and, normally, energy
[C15: from Late Latin collīsiō from Latin collīdere to collide]

col•li•sion

(kəˈlɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act of colliding; a crash.
2. a conflict; clash.
3. Physics. the meeting of particles or of bodies in which each exerts a force upon the other.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin collīsiō= Latin collīd(ere) to collide + -tiō -tion]
col•li′sion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collision - (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come togethercollision - (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
2.collision - an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; "three passengers were killed in the collision"; "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
fender-bender - a collision between motor vehicles that produces minor damage
pileup - multiple collisions of vehicles
smash-up, smash - a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
3.collision - a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; "a collision of interests"
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

collision

noun
1. crash, impact, accident, smash, bump, pile-up (informal), prang (informal) Their van was involved in a collision with a car.
2. conflict, opposition, clash, clashing, encounter, disagreement, incompatibility a collision between two strong personalities

collision

noun
Violent forcible contact between two or more things:
Translations
تَصَادُمتَصادُم، إصْطِدام
srážka
kollisionsammenstød
yhteentörmäys
sudar
árekstur
衝突
충돌
trčenje
kollision
การชนกัน
sự va chạm

collision

[kəˈlɪʒən]
A. Nchoque m, colisión f
to come into collision withchocar con, colisionar con
B. CPD collision course N to be on a collision course (fig) → ir camino del enfrentamiento

collision

[kəˈlɪʒən] n
[vehicles, people, objects] → collision f, heurt m
[ideas] → conflit m; [cultures] → choc mcollision course n
to be on a collision course [one plane, ship, meteor] → aller droit à la collision; [more than one plane, ship, meteor]
The planes were on a collision course → Les avions allaient entrer en collision.
to be on a collision course with sth → risquer d'entrer en collision avec qch
to be on a collision course (fig) [people, institutions] → aller vers l'affrontement

collision

n (lit)Zusammenstoß m, → Zusammenprall m; (fig)Zusammenstoß m, → Konflikt m, → Kollision f; (Naut) → Kollision f; on a collision course (lit, fig)auf Kollisionskurs; to be in collision with somethingmit etw zusammenstoßen; to come into collision with something (lit, fig)mit etw zusammenstoßen; (Naut) → mit etw kollidieren

collision

[kəˈlɪʒn] nscontro, collisione f
to be on a collision course (also) (fig) → essere in rotta di collisione
collision damage waiver (Insurance) clausola che esclude la copertura per danni della vettura assicurata

collide

(kəˈlaid) verb
to strike together (usually accidentally) with great force. The cars collided in the fog; The van collided with a lorry.
collision (kəˈliʒən) noun
a crash; a violent striking together (of eg two vehicles). Ten people were injured in the collision between the bus and the car.

collision

تَصَادُم srážka kollision Zusammenstoß σύγκρουση choque, colisión yhteentörmäys collision sudar collisione 衝突 충돌 botsing kollisjon kolizja colisão столкновение kollision การชนกัน çarpışma sự va chạm 碰撞
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If even the angle of a respectable Triangle in the middle class is not without its dangers; if to run against a Working Man involves a gash; if collision with an officer of the military class necessitates a serious wound; if a mere touch from the vertex of a Private Soldier brings with it danger of death; -- what can it be to run against a Woman, except absolute and immediate destruction?
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