collision

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From Middle French collision, from Late Latin collisio, from Latin collidere, past participle collisus (to dash together); see collide.

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collision (plural collisions)

  1. An instance of colliding.
    • 1994, Stephen Fry, The Hippopotamus Chapter 2
      At the very moment he cried out, David realised that what he had run into was only the Christmas tree. Disgusted with himself at such cowardice, he spat a needle from his mouth, stepped back from the tree and listened. There were no sounds of any movement upstairs: no shouts, no sleepy grumbles, only a gentle tinkle from the decorations as the tree had recovered from the collision.

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collision f (plural collisions)

  1. collision (an instance of colliding)

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