(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"
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"
a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
"a collision of interests"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Collision, the act or fact of striking violently together, is the result of motion or action, and is sudden and momentary; contact may be a condition of rest, and be continuous and permanent; collision is sudden and violent contact. Concussion is often by transmitted force rather than by direct impact; two railway-trains come into collision; an explosion of dynamite shatters neighboring windows by concussion. Impact is the blow given by the striking body; as, the impact of the cannon-shot upon the target. An encounter is always violent, and generally hostile. Meeting is neutral, and may be of the dearest friends or of the bitterest foes; of objects, of persons, or of opinions; of two or of a multitude. Shock is the result of collision. In the figurative use, we speak of clashing of views, collision of persons. Opposition is used chiefly of persons, more rarely of opinions or interests; conflict is used indifferently of all.
Collision of one object with another; of or between opposing objects.
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How to use collision in a sentence?
One of the maneuvers conducted by the Chinese aircraft during this intercept was perceived as unsafe by the RC-135 air crew and at this point, right now, there's no indication this was a near collision, but the report that came back was that the plane operated in an unsafe fashion.
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that person that he, if he had the power, would be in silencing mankind… If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
We have been informed that the driver was killed in the collision and his assistant has been severely injured, our thoughts are clearly with his family and all the families of the pupils and teachers involved.
The possibilities of collision on any of the three future flyby dates are far too small to be of any real concern.
Shortly after the( traffic) collision, a male suspect approached the supervisor’s vehicle and fired a round striking the patrol vehicle.
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- Zusammenstoß, KollisionGerman
- yhteentörmäys, törmäys, kolariFinnish
- დაჯახება, შეჯახებაGeorgian
- kollisjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- coliziune, ciocnireRomanian
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