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ballistics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction bal·lis·tics \bə-ˈlis-tiks\

Simple Definition of ballistics

  • : the science that studies the movement of objects (such as bullets or rockets) that are shot or forced to move forward through the air

Full Definition of ballistics

  1. 1 a :  the science of the motion of projectiles in flight b :  the flight characteristics of a projectile

  2. 2 a :  the study of the processes within a firearm as it is fired b :  the firing characteristics of a firearm or cartridge

Circa 1737

First Known Use of ballistics

circa 1737



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