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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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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
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
Translations

ballistics

[bəˈlɪstɪks] NSINGbalística f

ballistics

[bəˈlɪstɪks] nbalistique f

ballistics

n singBallistik f; ballistics expertSchusswaffenfachmann m

ballistics

[bəˈlɪstɪks] nsgbalistica
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