Projectile
Projectile Pro*ject"ile, n. [Cf. F. projectile.] [1913 Webster] 1. A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. (Mech.) A part of mechanics which treats of the motion, range, time of flight, etc., of bodies thrown or driven through the air by an impelling force. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • projectile — [ prɔʒɛktil ] n. m. • 1749; du lat. projectus 1 ♦ Mécan. Corps lancé ou projeté (⇒ balistique). Vitesse initiale d un projectile. 2 ♦ Cour. Corps lancé par une arme ou à la main contre qqn, qqch. Lancer, jeter, envoyer des projectiles. Des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Projectile — und openProjectile Entwickler Information Desire Software GmbH Aktuelle Version 3.9 (Februar 2011) Betriebssystem eingeschränkt plattformunabhängig Programmier­sprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Projectile — Pro*ject ile, a. [Cf. F. projectile.] [1913 Webster] 1. Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force. [1913 Webster] 2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projectile — ► NOUN ▪ a missile fired or thrown at a target. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a projectile. 2) propelled with great force …   English terms dictionary

  • projectile — [prō jek′təl, prəjek′təl; ] also, chiefly Brit & Cdn [, prō jek′təl, prə jek′tīl΄] n. [Fr < L projectus: see PROJECT & ILE] 1. an object designed to be hurled or shot forward, as a cannon shell or rocket 2. anything thrown forward adj. 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Projectile — (v. lat.), so v.w. Geschoß 1.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • projectile — (n.) 1660s, from Mod.L. projectilis, from L. projectus, pp. of proicere (see PROJECT (Cf. project)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Projectile — A projectile is any object propelled through space by the exertion of a force, which ceases after launch. In a general sense, even a football or baseball may be considered a projectile. It can cause damage (injury, property damage) to a person,… …   Wikipedia

  • projectile — (pro jè kti l ) 1°   Adj. Quilance, qui produit la projection. Mouvement projectile. •   Tous les corps jetés ou lancés hors de la perpendiculaire à l horizon se meuvent d un mouvement composé de deux forces : savoir la force de la pesanteur, et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Projectile — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Projectile », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Un projectile (du latin projectus : jeté en avant) est un corps lancé ou projeté pour atteindre une cible. Dans le domaine de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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