Collide vs Suspension - What's the difference?

collide | suspension |


As a verb collide

is to impact directly, especially if violent.

As a noun suspension is

suspension (of solid particles in a liquid).

collide

English

Verb

(collid)
  • To impact directly, especially if violent
  • When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
  • * Tyndall
  • Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
  • * Carlyle
  • No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 2 , author= Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Belgium , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
  • To come into conflict, or be incompatible
  • China collided with the modern world.

    Synonyms

    * clash

    suspension

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
  • suspension from a hook
  • A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.
  • suspension from school as a disciplinary measure
  • The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.
  • The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
  • The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.
  • (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
  • (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.
  • (topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.
  • (topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.
  • (education) The process of barring a student from school grounds by means of punishment.
  • Synonyms

    * delay, interruption, intermission, stop

    Derived terms

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