escape velocity

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escape velocity

n.
The minimum velocity required to escape the space gravitationally dominated by the Earth or another celestial object without further propulsion.
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escape velocity

n
(General Physics) the minimum velocity that a body must have in order to escape from the gravitational field of the earth or other celestial body
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escape′ veloc`ity


n.
the minimum speed that an object at a given distance from a celestial body must have so that it will escape from orbit around the body.
[1950–55]
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es·cape velocity

(ĭ-skāp′)
The velocity that a body, such as a rocket, must achieve to overcome the gravitational pull of the Earth or another celestial body.
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Noun1.escape velocity - the minimum velocity needed to escape a gravitational field
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
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Translations
paokiirus
pakonopeus
vitesse de libération

escape velocity

n (Astron) → velocità di fuga
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