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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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The collision crushed our steel bows, and notwithstanding every effort on our part came near to hurling us from the deck.
The collision had retarded our progress and now a hundred swift scouts were close upon us.
But I have more influence than any body else over Blanche and I can prevent the collision between them which Sir Patrick dreads.
It was true that after his regrettable collision with Heinrich, the waiter, he had discovered butter upon his person, but it was only one pat.
My own impression was, that he had been first used (without any guilty knowledge on his own part) to ascertain the fact of the clerk's absence from home on the previous day, and that he had been afterwards ordered to wait near the church (but out of sight of the vestry) to assist his master, in the event of my escaping the attack on the road, and of a collision occurring between Sir Percival and myself.
Instead, Cosmic Collisions grabs visitors and hurls them through time and space to explore the hypersonic impacts driving the continuing evolution of the universe.
The number of injury accidents caused by bike-car collisions have generally declined since at least 1999, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Andromeda provides "an absolutely unique vantage point for studying head-on collisions, right on our doorstep," Block adds.
By conducting extensive crash tests at its indoor omni-directional Real World Crash Test Facility, applying advanced computer simulation technology, and leading the way with the introduction of motorcycle rider test dummies, Honda has gathered and analyzed a wide array of data on the behavior of motorcycles during collisions.
Random access schemes for packet networks featuring distributed control require algorithms and protocols for resolving packet collisions that occur as the uncoordinated terminals contend for the channel.
Leading chassis developers are creating systems that use electronic chassis technologies to mitigate or even prevent collisions through driver warnings and dynamic intervention.
While drivers with one or more collisions represent fewer than 3% of all oil, gas and propane drivers in the study, more than 70% were consistently cited for five poor driving behaviors.