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Meaning of COLLISION

Pronunciation:  ku'lizhun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Col*li"sion\, n. [L. collisio, fr. collidere. See
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.

         Sensitive to the most trifling collisions. --W.

Syn: Conflict; clashing; encounter; opposition.

Computing Dictionary

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
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