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TRAJECTORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trajectory mean? 

TRAJECTORY (noun)
  The noun TRAJECTORY has 1 sense:

1. the path followed by an object moving through space

  Familiarity information: TRAJECTORY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRAJECTORY (noun)


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Meaning:

The path followed by an object moving through space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

trajectory; flight

Hypernyms ("trajectory" is a kind of...):

mechanical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trajectory"):

ballistic trajectory; ballistics (the trajectory of an object in free flight)

gravity-assist ((spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field)


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