# trajectory

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## tra·jec·to·ry

(trə-jĕk′tə-rē)
n. pl. tra·jec·to·ries
1.
a. The path of a projectile or other moving body through space.
b. A chosen or taken course: "What died with [the assassinated leaders] was a moral trajectory, a style of aspiration" (Lance Morrow).
2. Mathematics A curve that cuts all of a given family of curves or surfaces at the same angle.

[New Latin trāiectōria, from Latin trāiectus, past participle of trāicere, to throw across; see traject.]

## trajectory

(trəˈdʒɛktərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Aeronautics) the path described by an object moving in air or space under the influence of such forces as thrust, wind resistance, and gravity, esp the curved path of a projectile
2. (Mathematics) geometry a curve that cuts a family of curves or surfaces at a constant angle

## tra•jec•to•ry

(trəˈdʒɛk tə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the curve described by a projectile, rocket, or the like in its flight.
2. any path or course.
3. a geometric curve or surface that cuts all the curves or surfaces of a given system at a constant angle.
[1660–70; < New Latin trājectōria, n. use of feminine of Medieval Latin trājectōrius casting over. See traject, -tory1]

## tra·jec·to·ry

(trə-jĕk′tə-rē)
1. Physics The curve described by a projectile moving through space.
2. Geometry A curve or surface that passes through a given set of points or intersects a given series of curves or surfaces at a constant angle.

## trajectory

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 trajectory - the path followed by an object moving through spaceflightmechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objectsballistic trajectory, ballistics - the trajectory of an object in free flightgravity-assist - (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field

## trajectory

noun the trajectory of an artillery shell
Translations
dráhatrajektorie
Trajektorie
trajetória

[trəˈdʒektərɪ] N

[trəˈdʒɛktəri] n

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## trajectory

[trəˈdʒɛktrɪ] ntraiettoria
References in classic literature ?
The rifle, like all expresses, was only sighted to three hundred and fifty yards, so to allow for the drop in trajectory I took him half-way down the neck, which ought, I calculated, to find him in the chest.
Caption: Figure 4: Time history of height of spacecraft in return trajectory.
At CoP15 in Copenhagen, the negotiations adopted a 'top down' approach wherein, essentially, a global emissions trajectory was determined and negotiators sought to parse country-level responsibilities for achieving this trajectory.
In what follows, I will first reveal, step by step, the dual trajectory of signification in Ambrose Bierce's "A Horseman in the Sky" (1891), prefacing the analysis with a brief summary of existing criticisms.