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 a : the science of the motion of projectiles in flight b : the flight characteristics of a projectile
2 a : the study of the processes within a firearm as it is fired b : the firing characteristics of a firearm or cartridge
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