noun[treated as singular]
- 1The science of projectiles and firearms.More example sentences
- In addition, there were other equally profound developments in areas such as firearms and ballistics, mechanics, shipbuilding, mining, distillation, and anatomy, to name but a few.
- Transitional ballistics is a complex science that involves a number of variables that are not fully understood; therefore, it is not an exact science.
- Vidocq may not, as his admirers claim, have invented fingerprinting and the science of ballistics, but he did show the importance of keeping detailed criminal records.
- 1.1The study of the effects of being fired on a bullet, cartridge, or gun.More example sentences
- This extraordinarily accurate cartridge has excellent defensive ballistics, spitting a 165-grain Speer Gold Dot bullet at about 1,150 feet per second.
- At that instant, the total effects of interior ballistics in terms of developed muzzle velocity and spin have been imparted to the projectile.
- The Swift achieves its ballistics with heavier bullets than the .204, and these heavier bullets carry more energy.
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