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n. pl. tra·jec·to·ries
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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||trajectory - the path followed by an object moving through space|
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
gravity-assist - (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field
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trajectory[trəˈdʒɛktəri] n → trajectoire f
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n → Flugbahn f
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trajectory[trəˈdʒɛkt/ərɪ] n → traiettoria
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