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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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military the probability of a collision was 1 in 1,000.
The ESA's Aeolis Earth observation satellite reportedly fired its thrusters yesterday, after experts in the agency's space debris team calculated the risk of collision between the satellites.
Hyundai's new technology detects occupant position in the cabin following an initial collision. When occupants are forced into unusual positions, the effectiveness of existing safety technology may be compromised.
Sgt Lee Westhead, from the unit, is investigating the Winchester Road collision.
In this paper, we present an analysis of the Coulomb effects on charged pion production in Au+Au collisions at RHIC-BES energies based on an analytic model developed in [15,16].
For example, a mine that requires Proximity Awareness Technology must utilize a system that alerts the operator to a potential collision; this alert could include an audible alarm, a visual cue or both.
The Deer Initiative based its research on reported collisions in Wales between 2008 and 2013.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, involved in the collision was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries into the collision are underway.
Vehicles then earn one point if they also have a forward collision warning system that meets NHTSA criteria.
Several studies have considered environmental, behavioural and socio-demographic risk factors for collisions in urban intersections.
This suggests that the frequency of collisions remains about the same, but that drivers and passengers are more likely to survive crashes.
However, the super-elastic nature of these collisions had not been confirmed until now.