ballistics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1737 1. a. the science of the motion of projectiles in flight b. the flight characteristics of a projectile 2. a. the study of the processes within a firearm as it is fired b. the firing characteristics of a firearm or cartridge

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  • Ballistics — Éditeur Xicat Développeur GRIN Distributeur THQ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ballistics — Bal*lis tics, n. [Cf. F. balistique. See {Ballista}.] The science or art of hurling missile weapons by the use of an engine. Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. The science treating the motion of projectiles in flight, especially when they are in free… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballistics — bal·lis·tics /bə lis tiks/ n pl but sing or pl in constr 1 a: the science of the motion of projectiles (as bullets) in flight b: the flight characteristics of a projectile (as a bullet) 2: the study of the processes within a firearm as it is… …   Law dictionary

  • ballistics — 1753, art of throwing; science of projectiles, with ICS (Cf. ics) + L. ballista ancient military machine for hurling stones, from Gk. ballistes, from ballein to throw, to throw so as to hit, also in a looser sense, to put, place, lay; from PIE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ballistics — [bə lis′tiks] n. 1. the science dealing with the motion and impact of projectiles, such as bullets, rockets, bombs, etc. 2. the study of the effects of firing on a firearm or bullet, cartridge, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Ballistics — For other uses, see Ballistics (disambiguation). Ballistics (gr. βάλλειν ( ba llein ), throw ) is the science of mechanics that deals with the flight, behavior, and effects of projectiles, especially bullets, gravity bombs, rockets, or the like;… …   Wikipedia

  • ballistics — ballistician /bal euh stish euhn/, n. /beuh lis tiks/, n. (usually used with a sing. v.) 1. the science or study of the motion of projectiles, as bullets, shells, or bombs. 2. the art or science of designing projectiles for maximum flight… …   Universalium

  • ballistics — [[t]bəlɪ̱stɪks[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ballistics is the study of the movement of objects that are shot or thrown through the air, such as bullets fired from a gun. The weapons are undergoing ballistics tests to see whether they were used in the shootings …   English dictionary

  • ballistics — balistika statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis artilerijos sviedinių, minų, aviacinių bombų, kulkų, nevaldomųjų raketų ir kt. iššautų (paleistų) kūnų judėjimo dėsnius. Pagrindiniai balistikos skyriai: vidinė ir išorinė balistika …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • ballistics — balistika statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ballistics vok. Ballistik, f rus. баллистика, f pranc. balistique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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