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.
Historical Examples

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).


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