Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Collision (Page: 279)

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.