inelastic collision

noun

Definition of inelastic collision

: a collision in which part of the kinetic energy of the colliding particles changes into another form of energy (such as heat or radiation)

First Known Use of inelastic collision

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Inelastic collision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inelastic%20collision. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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