Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Design Production Research I (Meanings)


I interesting found out that Collide is from the latin word collidere to clash together, meaning to come-together through a strike or a wound.
1. collide - be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"
jar, clash

conflict - be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"

2. collide - cause to collide; "The physicists collided the particles"
crash - cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"

3. collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
clash,collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

smash - collide or strike violently and suddenly; "The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"

shock  - collide violently

crash, ram - undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"

  • 1. The act or process of colliding; a crash or conflict. 
  • 2. Physics A brief dynamic event consisting of the close approach of two or more particles, such as atoms, resulting in an abrupt change of momentum or exchange of energy.
I put the word collide into a visual thesarus to actually visualize the information I'm taking in, Its so hard to string together loads of words in when looking at a black and white page. I suppose the diagram in itself with all the words almost exploding out of the word in the middle of the spider diagram could represent the word collide haha.


To drop is to fall down, to cause something to fall down to the ground or to become lower or less. (verb)
  • An example of drop is when a spoon falls to the ground.
  • An example of drop is when you let a spoon slip out of your hands and it falls to the ground.
  • An example of drop is when you get a demotion and experience a decline in pay.

A drop is a small amount of something, especially a liquid. (noun)
  • An example of drop is when you have a little bead of liquid on a glass.
  • An example of drop is a rain drop.
  • An example of drop is when you have only a tiny amount of shampoo left.
  • An example of drop is a little bit of alcohol.

    1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass. See Table at measurement.

    2. A small quantity of a substance.

    3. drops Liquid medicine administered in drops.

    4. A trace or hint: not a drop of pity.

    5. a. Something shaped or hanging like a drop.
    b. A small globular piece of hard candy.

    6. The act of falling; descent.

    7. A swift decline or decrease, as in quality, quantity, or intensity.

    8. a. The vertical distance from a higher to a lower level.
    b. The distance through which something falls or drops.

    9. A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff.

    10. a. A descent by parachute.
    b. Personnel and equipment landed by means of parachute.

    11. Something, such as a trapdoor on a gallows, that is arranged to fall or be lowered.

    12. A drop curtain.

    13. A slot through which something is deposited in a receptacle.

    14. A central place or establishment where something, such as mail, is brought and subsequently distributed.

    15. a. A predetermined location for the deposit and subsequent removal of secret communications or illicit goods, such as drugs.
    b. The act of depositing such communications or materials.

    16. Electronics A connection made available for an input or output unit on a transmission line.

    dropped, drop·ping, drops

    1. To fall in drops.

    2. To fall from a higher to a lower place or position.

    3. To become less, as in number, intensity, or volume.

    4. To descend from one level to another.

    5. To fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death.

    6. To pass or slip into a specified state or condition: dropped into a doze; drop out of sight.

    7. Sports To fall or roll into a basket or hole. Used of a ball.

    1. To let fall by releasing hold of.
    2. To let fall in drops.
    3. To cause to become less; reduce: drop the rate of production.
    4. To cause to fall, as by hitting or shooting.
    5. Sports To hurl or strike (a ball) into a basket or hole.
    6. To give birth to. Used of animals.
    7. To say or offer casually: drop a hint; drop a name.
    8. To write at one's leisure: drop me a note.
    9. To cease consideration or treatment of: dropped the matter altogether.
    10. To terminate an association or a relationship with. See Synonyms at dismiss
    11. To leave unfinished: drop everything and help.
    12. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
    13. To leave or set down at a particular place; unload.
    14. Informal To spend, especially lavishly or rashly: "dropping $50,000 in an Atlantic City casino" (George F. Will).
    15. To parachute.
    16. To lower the level of (the voice).
    17. To lose (a game or contest, for example).
    18. Slang To take, as a drug, by mouth: drop acid.

    Phrasal Verbs:

    Drop back
    Football To back away from the line of scrimmage.

    Drop behind
    To fall behind: dropped behind the rest of the class during her illness.

    Drop by
    To stop in for a short visit.

    Drop off
    1. To fall asleep.
    2. To decrease: Sales dropped off in the fourth quarter.

    Drop out
    1. To withdraw from participation, as in a game, club, or school.
    2. To withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with
    conventional values.


    At the drop of a hat
    1. Immediately; without delay: would sign the contract at the drop of a hat.
    2. With only the slightest provocation: ready to argue at the drop of a hat.

    Drop a dime Slang
    To make a telephone call, especially to the police to inform on or betray someone.

    Drop in the bucket
    A small, inadequate quantity.

    Get/have the drop on
    To achieve a distinct advantage over.

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