Definition of ballistic in English:
1Of or relating to projectiles or their flight.
- The vehicle system is a turreted, armored, all-wheel drive vehicle that provides increased ballistic and land mine protection.
- Mounted onto a stock with the addition of a winch, ratchet apparatus, and trigger mechanism, much further distances and much greater ballistic forces were achieved.
- This complete loss of memory after 0.1 ps reduces the amount of ballistic motion of atoms inside a void.
2Moving under the force of gravity only.
- At that point the fuel to the rocket was cut off and the missile coasted along its ballistic trajectory to the target.
- Most of a spacecraft's flight is ballistic, that is, it is not powered but is pulled by gravity, with engines needed for course corrections.
- Mortars are ballistic weapons that have projectile trajectories undistorted by rocket engine or guidance system.
- Example sentences
- The scene in the room was not properly preserved, the weapon involved was not ballistically tested and the bullet casing went missing.
- The bomb falls ballistically and we drop it so that even if there's no laser spot it's going to drop pretty close to the target.
- He will tell us, according to sources, that these three shootings are linked ballistically.
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