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Computers A garbled communication between 2 devices in a local area network (LAN) that results when both attempt to transmit data simultaneously; after colliding, each device waits for a period of time and retries; increased devices on a LAN increase the likelihood of collision
Obstetrics A mechanical obstruction to the birth of twins, such that the lay of one foetus impedes the engagement of the other; the most extreme collision is known as interlocking
Public health Road traffic accident/motor vehicle accident
Radiation physics The interaction between 2 particles—e.g., photons, atomic nuclei, electrons—during which energy, momentum, and charge may be altered

collision

Obstetrics A mechanical obstruction to the birth of twins, such that the lay of one fetus impedes the engagement of the other; the most extreme collision is known as interlocking, see there Public health Motor vehicle accident. See MVA.
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This technique was studied extensively and the influence of the molecular weight, processing temperature, dwell time, press closing speed and biaxial deformation ratio on the tensile properties will be discussed.
Bloomer, making his first appearance since winning South's first boys cross country title since 1980 in November, flashed his closing speed as the rain picked up in intensity.
Safety features include an autonomous emergency braking system with three operation modes: pedestrian; city; and inter-urban - which triggers automatic braking whenever it detects an unsafe closing speed with a person or vehicle in front.
With an estimated closing speed of 142mph, the collision is the highest speed railway crash in UK history.
And because the mold-protection settings affect the closing speed of the mold, they also have an impact on cycle time.
It will not alarm if the closing speed is insufficient in the outer detection zones to present immediate danger - thus minimising unnecessary alarming.
Butler has come as advertised, displaying good closing speed and a nose for the ball.
It was a combination of this characteristic flat spot and the brilliant closing speed of Exotic Dancer that saw the pair jump the second-last fence in close proximity.
Rodriguez, who said she jogged around the turn so as not to tweak her hamstring, had tremendous closing speed and nearly caught Diego, who won in 23.
He wrote: "The planning controller might have continued to monitor the closing speed situation and been more assertive in the verbal interaction with the radar controller.
They culminated in the tragedy early on October 5, 1999, when a local Thames train passed an obscured red light and smashed head-on, with a closing speed of 130mph, into a London-bound First Great Western express.