propulsion

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noun pro·pul·sion \prə-ˈpəl-shən\

Definition of propulsion

  1. 1 :  the action or process of propelling

  2. 2 :  something that propels

Examples of propulsion in a sentence

  1. Sailboats use wind as their source of propulsion.

Origin and Etymology of propulsion

Latin propellere to propel


First Known Use: 1627


PROPULSION Defined for English Language Learners

propulsion

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noun pro·pul·sion \prə-ˈpəl-shən\

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. 1 :  the act or process of propelling

  2. 2 :  the force that moves something forward



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