Associations to the word «Collateral»


COLLATERAL, adjective. Parallel, along the same vein, side by side.
COLLATERAL, adjective. Corresponding; accompanying, concomitant.
COLLATERAL, adjective. Being aside from the main subject; tangential, subordinate, ancillary.
COLLATERAL, adjective. (family) of an indirect ancestral relationship, as opposed to lineal descendency.
COLLATERAL, adjective. Relating to a collateral in the sense of an obligation or security
COLLATERAL, adjective. Expensive to the extent of being paid through a loan
COLLATERAL, adjective. Coming or directed along the side.
COLLATERAL, adjective. Acting in an indirect way.
COLLATERAL, noun. A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay. (Originally supplied as "accompanying" security.)
COLLATERAL, noun. (now rare) A collateral (not linear) family member.
COLLATERAL, noun. A branch of a bodily part or system of organs
COLLATERAL, noun. (marketing) printed materials or content of electronic media used to enhance sales of products (short form of collateral material)
COLLATERAL, noun. A thinner blood vessel providing an alternate route to blood flow in case the main vessel gets occluded.
COLLATERAL CIRCULATION, noun. (anatomy) The circulation of blood through a network of vessels that is developed through enlargement of secondary vessels and use of existing anastomoses between adjacent vessels when a major vein or artery is functionally impaired, as by obstruction.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE, noun. (military) (euphemistic) Damage to civilian property or civilian casualties that are the unintended result of military operations.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE, noun. Harm to innocent people that results from policy decisions.
COLLATERAL DAMAGE, noun. Unintended victims of an attack targeted at someone or something else.
COLLATERAL ENERGY, noun. Energy in an interaction that is not supplied by the initiator of the interaction.
COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL, noun. The estoppel forbidding again litigating an issue decided in a previous case with the same parties, or even with the same party being estopped.
COLLATERAL FORM, noun. (linguistics) A synonymous but not identical, coexisting form (variation) of a word, such as an accepted alternative spelling.
COLLATERAL FORMS, noun. Plural of collateral form
COLLATERAL SCIENCE, noun. A science of importance in medicine but not part of medicine, especially physics, chemistry and botany. Sometimes also including anatomy and physiology.
COLLATERAL SCIENCE, noun. A similar relationship between sciences in another field
COLLATERAL SCIENCES, noun. Plural of collateral science

Dictionary definition

COLLATERAL, noun. A security pledged for the repayment of a loan.
COLLATERAL, adjective. Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts".
COLLATERAL, adjective. Serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence".
COLLATERAL, adjective. Accompany, concomitant; "collateral target damage from a bombing run".
COLLATERAL, adjective. Situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains".

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