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trəˈdʒɛk tə ritra·jec·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trajectory, flight(noun)

    the path followed by an object moving through space


  1. trajectory(Noun)

    The path of a body as it travels through space.

  2. trajectory(Noun)

    The ordered set of intermediate states assumed by a dynamical system as a result of time evolution.

  3. trajectory(Noun)

    Metaphorically, a course of development, such as that of a war or career.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trajectory(noun)

    the curve which a body describes in space, as a planet or comet in its orbit, or stone thrown upward obliquely in the air


  1. Trajectory

    A trajectory is the path that a moving object follows through space as a function of time. The object might be a projectile or a satellite, for example. It thus includes the meaning of orbit—the path of a planet, an asteroid or a comet as it travels around a central mass. A trajectory can be described mathematically either by the geometry of the path, or as the position of the object over time. In control theory a trajectory is a time-ordered set of states of a dynamical system. In discrete mathematics, a trajectory is a sequence of values calculated by the iterated application of a mapping to an element of its source.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trajectory

    tra-jek′tō-ri, n. the curve described by a body (as a planet or a projectile) under the action of given forces.—v.t. Traject′, to throw across.—ns. Traj′ect, a ferry: transmission; Trajec′tion, a crossing. [From L. trajicĕre, -jectumtrans, across, jacĕre, to throw.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. trajectory

    See ballistic trajectory.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trajectory

    An astronomical term for the orbital curve described by a planet or comet, now seldom used in that science, but generally employed for the path described by a shot or shell.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trajectory

    The increasing curve described by a projectile in its flight through the air. See Projectile, Projectiles, Theory of.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trajectory in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trajectory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of trajectory in a Sentence

  1. Mohieddine Kronfol:

    Aramco is more transparent, has stronger credit metrics and is on an improving ESG (environmental, social and governance) trajectory whereas the government is more complex, the link between the two however is understandably very strong.

  2. Christina Ghaly:

    We are seeing an increase in transmission. Were seeing more people get sick and go into the hospital, this is very much a change in the trajectory of the epidemic over the past several days. Its a change for the worse and a cause for concern.

  3. Lindsey Piegza:

    It's not the legislation I take issue with. It's the timing of the legislation, we were already on a tremendously dangerous trajectory.

  4. Transport Minister Elizabeth Borne:

    We have target for carbon neutrality by 2050 and we need a credible trajectory towards that, which includes a ban on the sale of vehicles that consume fossil fuels by 2040.

  5. Brian Dolan:

    The Fed did the right thing. There's no need to rock the boat right now. Again the disconcerting element is the downgrade to the interest rate trajectory, which could provide solace to investor sentiment overall, given the global headwinds, the last thing we need right now was a hike in rates and any kind of hawkish projections.

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. victimised
    • B. busy
    • C. aligned
    • D. tight

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