astrodynamics

[as-troh-dahy-nam-iks]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science dealing with the paths of space vehicles.

Nearby words

  1. astrocompass,
  2. astrocyte,
  3. astrocytic,
  4. astrocytoma,
  5. astrodome,
  6. astrogate,
  7. astrogeology,
  8. astroglia,
  9. astrograph,
  10. astrographic

Origin of astrodynamics

First recorded in 1950–55; astro- + dynamics

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British Dictionary definitions for astrodynamics

astrodynamics

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space
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Science definitions for astrodynamics

astrodynamics

[ăs′trō-dī-nămĭks]

The dynamics of natural and artificial bodies in outer space.
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