HyperDic: collision

English > 3 senses of the word collision:
NOUNeventcollision, hit(physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
eventcollisionan accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
communicationcollisiona conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
collision > pronunciation
Soundskahlih'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > collision: 3 senses > noun 1, event
Meaning(physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together.
Example"the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
Synonymhit
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broadercontact, impinging, strikingThe physical coming together of two or more things
Spanishchoque, colisión, golpe, trompada
Catalancol·lisió, impacte, topada, xoc
Verbscollidecrash together with violent impact
collidecause to collide
English > collision: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object.
Examples
  • "three passengers were killed in the collision"
  • "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"
Narrowerfender-benderA collision between motor vehicles that produces minor damage
pileupmultiple collisions of vehicles
smash, smash-upA serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
BroaderaccidentAn unfortunate mishap
Spanishchoque, colisión
Catalancol·lisió
Verbscollidecrash together with violent impact
English > collision: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals.
Example"a collision of interests"
Broaderdispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictA disagreement or argument about something important
Verbscollidebe incompatible

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