bal|lis|tics


bal|lis|tics
bal|lis|tics «buh LIHS tihks», noun.
1. sing. in use. the science that deals with the motion of projectiles, such as bullets, shells, or bombs, and also rockets and missiles after thrust has ended.
2. pl. in use. the qualities of a projectile or missile that determine its flight; ballistic qualities.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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