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The violent contact of one vehicle—such as an automobile, ship, or boat—with another vehicle.

Collision insurance is a type of policy that motorists purchase to cover property losses in the event of a car accident.

A collision that does not result from the Negligence of either vessel involved is considered to be an inevitable accident. In the event of an inevitable accident, neither party is liable to the other, but each bears his or her own individual losses. Exclusion from fault is ordinarily determined with reference to the safeguards observed by the parties to the inevitable accident.


(Accident), noun concussion, contact, crash, encounter, impact, impingement, jar, jolt, meeting, percussion, pileup, shock, striking together, sudden contact, violent contact
Associated concepts: avoidable collision, collision auto innurance, collisions by carriers


(Dispute), noun affray, altercation, battle, clash, combat, concursio, concursus, conflict, contention, contradiction, contrariety, counteraction, discord, disputation, embroilment, encounter, fight, fracas, fray, friction, hostility, interference, mêlée, opposition, resistence, skirmish
See also: altercation, antipode, conflict, confrontation, meeting

COLLISION, maritime law. It takes place when two ships or other vessels run foul of each other, or when one runs foul of the other. In such cases there is almost. always a damage incurred.
     2. There are four possibilities under which an accident of this sort may occur. 1. It may happen without blame being imputable to either party, as when the loss is occasioned by a storm, or any other vis major; in that case the loss must be borne by the party on whom it happens to light, the other not being responsible to him in, any degree.
     3. - 2. Both parties may be to blame, as when there has been a want of due diligence or of skill on both sides; in such cases, the loss must be apportioned between them, as having been occasioned by the fault of both of them. 6 Whart. R. 311..
     4. - 3. The suffering party may have been the cause of the injury, then he must bear the loss.
     5. - 4. It may have been the fault of the ship which ran down the other; in this case the injured party would be entitled to an entire compensation from the other. 2 Dodson's Rep. 83, 85; 3 Hagg. Adm. R. 320; 1 How. S. C. R. 89. The same rule is applied to steamers.. Id. 414.
     6. - 5. Another case has been put, namely, when there has been some fault or neglect, but on which side the blame lies, is uncertain. In this case, it does not appear to be settled whether the loss shall be apportioned or borne by the suffering party opinions on this subject are divided.
     7. A collision between two ships on the high seas, whether it be the result of accident or negligence, is, in all cases, to be deemed a peril of the seas within the meaning of a policy of insurance. 2 Story, R. 176; 3 Sumn. R. 889. Vide, generally, Story, Bailm. Sec. 607 to 612; Marsh.. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 2; Wesk. Ins. art. Running Foul; Jacobsen's Sea Laws, B. 4, c. 1; 4 Taunt. 126; 2 Chit. Pr. 513, 535; Code de Com. art. 407; Boulay- Paty, Cours de Dr. Commercial, tit. 12, s. 6; Pard. n. 652 to 654; Pothier, Avaries, n. 155; 1 Emerig. Assur. ch. 12, Sec. 14.

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As mentioned above, in order to account for the behavior of several ions in the Second Solar Spectrum, collisional depolarization mechanisms have been invoked (see [72] and references cited therein).
Therefore, measurements of their population distribution indicate properties of asteroids' strength and provide information necessary for investigating the collisional history of the asteroid belt.
Next is a straight-line segment of a collisional trajectory ([bar.
Hughes, "Electromagnetic wave propagation through an overdense magnetized collisional plasma layer," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.
It was observed that the quenching constant was lower in TSE melt flow than in solution due to the restricted collisional diffusion in melt flow.
It should be pointed out, however, that most asymmetric chemical syntheses so far employed are based on chiral catalyzers, and we certainly have to carry out much more extensive researches in order to clarify how significant the collisional decoherence is in enormous number of chiral catalytic materials.
The some 120 papers discuss such topics as the collisional ring galaxy NGC922, how gas stripping transforms the stellar populations of cluster spiral galaxies, the mass-to-light ratios of galactic globular clusters, shock-induced starburst and star cluster formation in colliding galaxies, ultraluminous X-ray sources in interacting galaxies, and star formation in the tidal debris of minor mergers.
We may distinguish between three types of plate boundary zones: convergent or collisional boundaries, divergent boundaries, also called spreading centers, and transform boundaries.
The Thermo Scientific LTQ Velos highly sensitive ion trap mass spectrometer features a new dual-pressure trap and advanced ion optics, while the LTQ Orbitrap Velos combines the Orbitrap mass analyzer, a high-energy collisional dissociation (HCD) cell, and dual-pressure trap technology to deliver ultra-high resolution and accurate mass data.
This article provides an overview of a new approach to metabolite analysis that combines the latest Multiple Mass Defect Filter (MMDF) technology with high resolution LC-MS and Higher-energy Collisional Dissociation (HCD) for structural elucidation.
Haumea is already the only Kuiper Belt object known to be part of a collisional family--other chunks, besides the moons, are known to have been created when a large impactor, perhaps 500 kilometers in diameter, struck the once-larger dwarf planet in the distant past, Brown says.

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