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English definition of “collision”

collision

noun uk   /kəˈlɪʒ.ən/ us  

collision noun (ACCIDENT)

[C or U] an accident that happens when two vehicles hit each other with force: There has been a collision on the southbound stretch of the motorway. Two drivers were killed in a head-on (= direct) collision between a car and a taxi last night. The cyclist was in collision with a bus.

collision noun (DIFFERENCE)

[C] a strong disagreement: There was a collision of interests/opinions.
(Definition of collision from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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