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Noun: collision  ku'li-zhun
  1. (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";
    - hit
  2. 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. A conflict of opposed ideas, attitudes or goals
    "a collision of interests"

Derived forms: collisions

Type of: accident, conflict, contact, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, impinging, striking

Encyclopedia: Collision