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bal·lis·tic

 (bə-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to the study of the dynamics of projectiles.
b. Of or relating to the study of the internal action of firearms.
2. Of or relating to projectiles, their motion, or their effects.
Idiom:
go ballistic Slang
To become very angry or irrational.

[From ballista.]

bal·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.

ballistic

(bəˈlɪstɪk)
adj
1. (General Physics) of or relating to ballistics
2. (General Physics) denoting or relating to the flight of projectiles after power has been cut off, moving under their own momentum and the external forces of gravity and air resistance
3. (General Physics) (of a measurement or measuring instrument) depending on a brief impulse or current that causes a movement related to the quantity to be measured: a ballistic pendulum.
4. go ballistic informal to become enraged or frenziedly violent
5. (of materials) strong enough to resist damage by projectile weapons: ballistic nylon.
balˈlistically adv

bal•lis•tic

(bəˈlɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to ballistics.
2. having its motion determined or describable by the laws of exterior ballistics.
Idioms:
go ballistic, to become overwrought or irrational.
[1765–75; ballist (a) + -ic]
bal•lis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ballistic - relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravityballistic - relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity; "ballistic missile"

ballistic

adjective
go ballistic (Informal)
1. go mad, go wild, go ape (slang), go berserk, go apeshit (slang) The singer went ballistic.
2. go through the roof, go mental (slang), go mad, go bananas (slang), go out of control August registrations have gone ballistic.
Translations

ballistic

[bəˈlɪstɪk]
A. ADJbalístico
to go ballisticsubirse por las paredes
B. CPD ballistic missile Nmisil m balístico

ballistic

[bəˈlɪstɪk] adj
[evidence, fingerprinting, test] → balistique; [weapon] → balistique ballistic missile
to go ballistic (= get angry) [person] → piquer une crise ballistic missile nmissile m balistique

ballistic

adjballistisch; to go ballistic (inf)ausrasten (inf), → an die Decke gehen (inf)

ballistic

[bəˈlɪstɪk] adjbalistico/a
intercontinental ballistic missile → missile m a gettata intercontinentale
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