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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collision  \Col*li"sion\,  n.  [L.  collisio,  fr  collidere.  See 
  {Collide}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  striking  together;  a  striking  together,  as  of 
  two  hard  bodies;  a  violent  meeting,  as  of  railroad  trains; 
  a  clashing. 
 
  2.  A  state  of  opposition;  antagonism;  interference. 
 
  The  collision  of  contrary  false  principles.  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  Sensitive  to  the  most  trifling  collisions.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  Conflict;  clashing;  encounter;  opposition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collision 
  n  1:  an  event  in  which  two  or  more  bodies  come  together  [syn:  {hit}] 
  2:  the  act  of  colliding  with  something  [syn:  {crash},  {smash}] 
  3:  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" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  collision 
 
  1.    When  two  {hosts}  transmit  on  a  {network}  at 
  once  causing  their  {packets}  to  collide  and  corrupt  each 
  other 
 
  See  {collision  detection}. 
 
  2.    {hash  collision}. 
 
  (1995-01-06) 
 
 




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