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Meaning of COLLISION

Pronunciation:  ku'lizhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; "a collision of interests"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  (physics) an 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"
 

COLLISION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: hit
 
 See Also: accident, conflict, contact, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, fender-bender, impinging, pileup, smash, smash-up, striking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col*li"sion\, n. [L. collisio, fr. collidere. See
{Collide}.]
1. The act of striking together; a striking together, as of
   two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains;
   a clashing.

2. A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.

         The collision of contrary false principles. --Bp.
                                               Warburton.

         Sensitive to the most trifling collisions. --W.
                                               Irving.

Syn: Conflict; clashing; encounter; opposition.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. When two hosts transmit on a network at once causing their packets to collide and corrupt each other.

See collision detection.

2. hash collision.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accident, antagonism, antipathy, antithesis, appulse, backlash, bad blood, belligerence, blow, brunt, bulldozing, bulling, bump, calamity, cannon, carambole, carom, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, clash, clashing, competition, concussion, conflict, confrontation, confutation, contention, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, contretemps, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crack-up, crankiness, crash, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, crump, crunch, demolishment, despitefulness, destruction, dilapidation, disaccord, disagreement, disaster, discrepancy, dissension, dissent, encounter, enmity, fractiousness, friction, grief, hammering, hate, hatred, hostility, ill hap, impact, impingement, inconsistency, inimicalness, interference, jar, jolt, kick, malevolence, malice, malignity, mauling, meeting, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, near-miss, negativeness, nonconformity, noncooperation, obstinacy, onslaught, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, percussion, perverseness, perversity, pileup, polarity, quarrelsomeness, ramming, reaction, recalcitrance, recoil, refractoriness, renitency, repercussion, repugnance, resistance, revolt, rivalry, ruin, shipwreck, shock, showdown, sideswipe, sledgehammering, smash, smashing, smashup, smash-up, spite, spitefulness, staggering blow, swimming upstream, thrusting, tragedy, uncooperativeness, vying, whomp, wreck
 

 

 

 

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