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trajectory

noun [C]
 
 
/trəˈdʒektəri/ formal
the curved line that something follows as it moves through the airProperties of circles and curvesBending, twisting and curving
Translations of “trajectory”
in Chinese (Traditional) (射體在空中的)軌道,軌跡…
in Russian траектория…
in Turkish havada çizilen/oluşan kavis, mermi yolu, kavis yörünge…
in Chinese (Simplified) (射体在空中的)轨道,轨迹…
in Polish tor…
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