propulsion

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noun pro·pul·sion \ prə-ˈpəl-shən \

Definition of propulsion

1 :the action or process of propelling
2 :something that propels

Examples of propulsion in a Sentence

  1. Sailboats use wind as their source of propulsion.

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Origin and Etymology of propulsion

Latin propellere to propel


PROPULSION Defined for English Language Learners

propulsion

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Definition of propulsion for English Language Learners

  • : the force that moves something forward : the force that propels something


PROPULSION Defined for Kids

propulsion

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noun pro·pul·sion \ prə-ˈpəl-shən \

Definition of propulsion for Students

1 :the act or process of propelling
2 :the force that moves something forward


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