trajectory

[ truh-jek-tuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF trajectory
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It was just at the second when it reached the top of its trajectory and started to fall.

What we retain of the movement of the mobile T are positions taken on its trajectory.

But the rest of his mind tried to imagine such a trajectory.

Some pitched into the hospital forty yards away, their trajectory just above us.

The greater the velocity, the flatter the trajectory becomes.

He claims this is ridiculous to one who understands the trajectory of the rifle.

If the air-resistance be neglected, it can be shown that the trajectory is a parabola.

He conned them with understanding until he came to ballistics and trajectory.

Then the trajectory dropped off rapidly and it fell into the sea.

This makes the path longer, and consumes additional energy in raising the projectile to the top of the trajectory.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, from Modern Latin trajectoria, from fem. of trajectorius "of or pertaining to throwing across," from Latin traiectus "thrown over or across," past participle of traicere "throw across," from Latin trans- "across" (see trans-) + icere, combining form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Used in Late Latin and Middle English to mean "a funnel."

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