the act of ; a coming violently into contact; crash:
the collision of two airplanes.
a clash; conflict:
a collision of purposes.
Physics. the meeting of particles or of bodies in which each exerts a force upon the other, causing the exchange of energy or momentum.
They had come close enough to each other to activate their anticollision safeties.
The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
a violent impact of moving objects; crash
the conflict of opposed ideas, wishes, attitudes, etc: a collision of interests
(physics) an event in which two or more bodies or particles come together with a resulting change of direction and, normally, energy
early 15c., from Middle French collision (15c.), from Latin collisionem (nominative collisio) “a dashing together,” noun of action from collidere (see collide).
opposition to colonialism.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement. an advocate of . a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes. (usually initial capital letter) a Communard. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism. pertaining to communists or . Contemporary Examples It may […]
anticomplement anticomplement an·ti·com·ple·ment (ān’tē-kŏm’plə-mənt, ān’tī-) n. A substance that neutralizes the action of complement by combining with it and preventing its union with an antibody.
action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc. correspondence in form, nature, or character; agreement, congruity, or accordance. compliance or acquiescence; obedience. (often initial capital letter) compliance with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England. Geology. the relationship between adjacent strata. Compare (def 2a). noun (pl) -ities, -ances compliance […]