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bal·lis·tics

 (bə-lĭs′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1.
a. The study of the dynamics of projectiles.
b. The study of the flight characteristics of projectiles.
2.
a. The study of the functioning of firearms.
b. The study of the firing, flight, and effects of ammunition.
adj.
Of, relating to, or engaging in the study of ballistics: a ballistics lab; ballistics experts.

bal′lis·ti′cian (băl′ĭ-stĭsh′ən) n.
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ballistics

(bəˈlɪstɪks)
n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the study of the flight dynamics of projectiles, either through the interaction of the forces of propulsion, the aerodynamics of the projectile, atmospheric resistance, and gravity (exterior ballistics), or through these forces along with the means of propulsion, and the design of the propelling weapon and projectile (interior ballistics)
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bal•lis•tics

(bəˈlɪs tɪks)

n. (usu. used with a sing. v.)
1. the science or study of the motion of projectiles, as bullets, shells, or bombs.
2. the art or science of designing projectiles for maximum flight performance.
[1745–55]
bal•lis•ti•cian (ˌbæl əˈstɪʃ ən) n.
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bal·lis·tics

(bə-lĭs′tĭks)
The scientific study of the characteristics of projectiles, such as bullets or missiles, and the way they move in flight.
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ballistics

The science or art that deals with the motion, behavior, appearance, or modification of missiles or other vehicles acted upon by propellants, wind, gravity, temperature, or any other modifying substance, condition, or force.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

ballistics

1. the science or study of the motion of projectiles.
2. the art or science of designing projectiles for maximum flight performance. — ballistician, n. — ballistic, adj.
See also: Missiles
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballistics - the trajectory of an object in free flightballistics - the trajectory of an object in free flight
trajectory, flight - the path followed by an object moving through space
2.ballistics - the science of flight dynamics
dynamics, kinetics - the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
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Translations

ballistics

[bəˈlɪstɪks] NSINGbalística f
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ballistics

[bəˈlɪstɪks] nbalistique f
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ballistics

n singBallistik f; ballistics expertSchusswaffenfachmann m
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ballistics

[bəˈlɪstɪks] nsgbalistica
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The results of the ballistics test have yet to be released to the media as of this posting, but Arguelles said most of the relieved officers would face administrative charges for alleged irregularities during the operation.
Edward Carranza, Calabarzon Police Regional Director, said all those involved in the operation were asked to surrender their firearms for ballistics test to determine who shot Kateleen Myca Ulpina, the daughter of drug suspect Renato Ulpina.
IVD dispatched an investigation unit to Siliana to carry out a ballistics test and listen to victims, their families and political actors at that time, she said.
NORTH Korea has fired another medium-range missile in its latest ballistics test.
CAIRO: The lawyer representing Egypt's ex-interior minister Habib El-Adly for his involvement in killing protesters will ask the court to order a ballistics test to compare the bullet shells retrieved after the clashes with the Interior Ministry's weapons.
The Bonneville Power Administration has its own problems with the pipeline's susceptibility to vandalism and terrorism, noting that a variety of weapons pierced above-ground portions of the pipe in a ballistics test.
Both victims have been discharged from the hospitals, but further investigation, including a ballistics test, is needed to determine if they were shot by Kilpatrick or hit by police bullets, authorities said.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde earlier said the Delos Reyes' .45 caliber pistol would undergo a ballistics test to confirm if the bullet that killed the child was fired from Delos Reyes' gun.
Has there been a ballistics test? Are there text messages, phone calls or other communications that would definitively link the alleged mastermind to his hired hands, or made mention of money, time, target, etc?
On the shootout incident, Anastasiou went on to allege that police tried to cover it up, as no shell casings were later recovered, making it impossible to carry out a ballistics test to determine which of the officers fired the lethal shot.
The ballistics test proved this pistol was used to kill Alisher Saipov on 24 October 2007.