Meaning of “ballistics” in the English Dictionary


"ballistics" in English

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ballisticsnoun [ U ]

uk /bəˈlɪs.tɪks/ us /bəˈlɪs.tɪks/

Examples from literature

  • Ballistics —the science dealing with the motion of projectiles. 
  • Finally, the ballistics expert was brought back to the stand again, to link the two by means of fragments found in the car. 
  • It was during the sixteenth century that the science of ballistics had its beginning. 
  • Then they worked out its performance with ballistics formulas. 
  • There are many problems in the ballistics of archery that are unsolved, waiting the experiments of modern science. 

(Definition of “ballistics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ballistics" in American English

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ballisticsnoun [ U ]

us /bəˈlɪs·tɪks/

the study of objects that are shot or thrown through the air

(Definition of “ballistics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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