What does ballistic mean?

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bəˈlɪs tɪkbal·lis·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballistic(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity

    "ballistic missile"


  1. ballistic(Adjective)

    Or relating to ballistics.

    Etymology: From ballista.

  2. ballistic(Adjective)

    Or relating to projectiles moving under their own momentum, air drag, gravity and sometimes rocket power

    Etymology: From ballista.

  3. ballistic(Adjective)

    Very angry.

    When he heard him lie about it, he went ballistic.

    Etymology: From ballista.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ballistic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine

  2. Ballistic(adj)

    pertaining to projection, or to a projectile


  1. Ballistic

    Ballistic is a fictional superhero from the Image Comics comic book series Cyberforce. Created by Marc Silvestri, she first appeared in 1991.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ballistic

    Is a machine designed to determine by electricity the initial velocity of a projectile. The West Point ballistic machine, devised for use at the Military Academy by Col. Benton, of the ordnance department, and since adopted by that department, consists of a bed-plate of metal supporting an arc placed in a perpendicular position, and graduated. Suspended perpendicular to the plane of this arc are two pendulums, having a common axis of motion passing through the centre. Two electro-magnets are attached to the horizontal limb of the arc to hold up the pendulums when they are deflected through angles of 90°. There is also an apparatus which records the point at which the pendulums pass each other, when they fall by the breaking of the currents which excite the magnets, two targets being placed so as to support the wires in a position to be cut by the projectile. The velocity of the electric currents being considered instantaneous, and the loss of the power of the magnets simultaneous with the rupture of the currents, it follows that each pendulum begins to move at the instant that the projectile cuts the wire, and that the interval of time corresponds to the difference of the arcs described by the pendulums up to the time of meeting.

How to pronounce ballistic?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ballistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ballistic in a Sentence

  1. Dane Bird-Smith:

    The crowd just went bloody ballistic, the last 500 meters hurt so much but I had everyone behind me which made it so special. It was unbelievable, an unreal feeling.

  2. Political Affairs Thomas Shannon:

    Iran is intent on pursuing a ballistic missile program, it sees it not only as part of its larger strategic weapons program, but it also plays a larger political role in Iran, especially in the aftermath of the JCPOA.

  3. Mark Ferguson:

    Russia has introduced new capabilities such as newer and more stealthy nuclear-powered attack and ballistic missile defense submarines. They are also expanding the reach of their conventional submarines with advanced cruise missiles.

  4. Robert Scher:

    There is no doubt in my mind that Iran's ballistic missile activities continue to pose a risk to the United States and our allies and partners in Europe, Israel, and the Gulf.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    As the president himself has acknowledged, Iran is likely to use this cash infusion -- more than $100 billion in total -- to finance terrorists, this comes just weeks after Tehran's most recent illegal ballistic missile test, and just days after the (Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps) detained 10 American sailors. A bipartisan majority in the House voted to reject this deal in the first place, and we will continue to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran.

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