exterior ballistics

noun plural but usually singular in construction

Definition of exterior ballistics

: a science that deals with the factors affecting the behavior of a projectile after the projectile leaves the muzzle of the firing weapon (such as the initial velocity of the projectile, the force of gravity, and atmospheric conditions) — compare interior ballistics

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“Exterior ballistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exterior%20ballistics. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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