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|Noun||1.||reaction propulsion - propulsion that results from the ejection at high velocity of a mass of gas to which the vehicle reacts with an equal and opposite momentum|
jet propulsion - propulsion by means of the discharge of a jet of fluid toward the rear
propulsion - a propelling force
rocket propulsion - reaction propulsion using stored oxygen for combustion; used where there is insufficient atmospheric oxygen