ballistics

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

Definition of ballistics

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

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

1675

First Known Use of ballistics

1675


BALLISTICS Defined for English Language Learners

ballistics

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Definition of ballistics for English Language Learners

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


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ballistics

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

Legal Definition of ballistics

  1. 1a :  the science of the motion of projectiles (as bullets) in flight b :  the flight characteristics of a projectile (as a bullet)

  2. 2 :  the study of the processes within a firearm as it is fired



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