Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun collision

3 senses of collision

Sense 1
collision, hit -- ((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")
       => contact, impinging, striking -- (the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")

Sense 2
collision -- (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")
       => accident -- (an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury)

Sense 3
collision -- (a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; "a collision of interests")
       => dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict -- (a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats")

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