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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
trajectile adj

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:
Noun1.trajectory - the path followed by an object moving through spacetrajectory - the path followed by an object moving through space
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
ballistic trajectory, ballistics - the trajectory of an object in free flight
gravity-assist - (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field

trajectory

noun path, line, course, track, flight, route, flight path the trajectory of an artillery shell
Translations
dráhatrajektorie
Trajektorie
trajetória

trajectory

[trəˈdʒektərɪ] Ntrayectoria f, curso m

trajectory

[trəˈdʒɛktəri] ntrajectoire f

trajectory

nFlugbahn f

trajectory

[trəˈdʒɛktrɪ] ntraiettoria
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