Associations to the word «Collision»


COLLISION, noun. An instance of colliding.
COLLISION BULKHEAD, noun. (nautical) A strong, watertight transverse bulkhead in the fore part of a ship to prevent water flowing aft in the event of a collision
COLLISION BULKHEADS, noun. Plural of collision bulkhead
COLLISION COURSE, noun. A course or path between two or more objects which, if continued at the current rate, will result in a collision.
COLLISION DETECTION, noun. (computing) (chiefly video games) The process or mechanism of determining whether two shapes are partially occupying the same space.
COLLISION DETECTIONS, noun. Plural of collision detection
COLLISION MAT, noun. (nautical) A large square of canvas, treated with a sealing agent and attached to lines at each corner; hauled over a damaged part of the hull to limit the inflow of water
COLLISION MATS, noun. Plural of collision mat
COLLISION THEORY, noun. (chemistry) Any theory that relates collisions among particles to reaction rate; reaction rate depends on such factors as concentration, surface area, temperature, stirring, and the presence of either a catalyst or an inhibitor.

Dictionary definition

COLLISION, noun. (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".
COLLISION, noun. 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".
COLLISION, noun. A conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; "a collision of interests".

Wise words

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Florence Scovel Shinn