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abbreviation

  • Joint European Torus, a machine for conducting experiments in nuclear fusion, at Culham in Oxfordshire.

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There are 3 definitions of JET in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒɛt
 
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noun

  • 2A jet engine.
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    • Stepping through the hole, he fires the suit's jump jets.
    • They finally quit, then several airplanes flew over, then a jet roared.
    • The jets contain relativistic winds that interact and collide, creating shock waves and emitting high-energy X-rays and gamma rays.
  • 2.1An aircraft powered by one or more jet engines: a private jet
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    • Gunboats patrolled the sea lanes and the skies were covered by fighter jets launched from an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic.
    • How often have you ever heard of someone who qualified to fly fighter jets never flying a plane again?
    • He insisted on training to fly a jumbo jet despite an obvious lack of skill even with small planes.
    Synonyms
    jet plane, jetliner; aircraft, plane; British aeroplane

verb (jets, jetting, jetted)

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  • 2Travel by jet aircraft: the newly weds jetted off for a honeymoon in New York
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    • There's also the little matter of the Interim Government jetting about, all over the world… traveling from one place to the next.
    • The film, which gives young travellers safety tips before jetting off for adventures, is being made available to sixth-form colleges across the country.
    • It must be annoying for under-funded museum staff to see a travelling droid circus jetting in from California.
    Synonyms
    fly, travel/go by jet, travel/go by plane, travel/go by air

Origin

late 16th century (as a verb meaning 'jut out'): from French jeter 'to throw', based on Latin jactare, frequentative of jacere 'to throw'.

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A hard black semi-precious variety of lignite, capable of being carved and highly polished: [as modifier]: jet beads
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    • Saba's eyes shone like stones of black jet as he greedily reached for the beer, downing it in one gulp.
    • He was a dark iron gray with a broad chest and fine quarters, clean limbed with perfect feet, and hoofs as black as jet.
    • Around the girl's neck was a gold choker set with glittering black jet, and on her head sat a gold crown.
  • 1.1 (also jet black) A glossy black colour: [as modifier]: her jet-black hair
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    • His short jet-black hair and black trench coat made him almost invisible against the background.
    • One was dressed in black, with long, smooth black hair and equally jet black eyes.
    • The other was really, really tall, with long jet black hair and slanted black eyes.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French jaiet, from Latin Gagates, from Greek gagatēs 'from Gagai', a town in Asia Minor.

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