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Related to collision: elastic collision, Collision theory
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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If the pilots who crashed over Sylmar last month had those systems, they probably could have avoided the collision, Tullo said.
Service King Collision Repair Centers offers all customers written lifetime warranties on every repair, valid at every location.
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Creative Collision & Paint provides a variety of services from: upgrades, custom paint jobs, refinishing interiors and repairs for minor to major damages.
Don't mistake the moment of collision for the end it will bring about.
It is not known how many of the collisions resulted from motor vehicles passing bicycles.
Because the data assessment did not include identity of the drivers, whether a particular driver had been involved in more than one collision could not be determined.
Andromeda provides "an absolutely unique vantage point for studying head-on collisions, right on our doorstep," Block adds.
The collision sent the Gol plane plunging into dense Amazon rain forest, killing all 154 passengers and crew.
1 Side collision with a stationary vehicle(Honda Accord) at 50km/h
c], the probability that a transmitted packet will experience a collision, is always smaller than 1/r.
If the sensor net determined that a collision was imminent, the system could brake the vehicle, pre-charge the airbags, pre-tension the seatbelts, and plot a path to impact that would result in the least likelihood of injury or death.