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aeroballistics

[ air-oh-buh-lis-tiks ]
/ ˌɛər oʊ bəˈlɪs tɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of ballistics combined with that of aerodynamics and dealing primarily with the motion through the atmosphere of rockets, guided missiles, and other projectiles.

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Origin of aeroballistics

First recorded in 1945–50; aero- + ballistics

OTHER WORDS FROM aeroballistics

aer·o·bal·lis·tic, adjective

Words nearby aeroballistics

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British Dictionary definitions for aeroballistics

aeroballistics
/ (ˌɛərəʊbəˈlɪstɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the ballistics of projectiles dropped, launched, or fired from aircraft
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