[ bal-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈbæl ɪz əm /
a condition characterized by twisting, shaking, and jerking motions.
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- ballistic camera,
- ballistic galvanometer
Also bal·lis·mus [ba-liz-muh s] /bæˈlɪz məs/.
Origin of ballism
1955–60; < New Latin ballismus < Greek ballismós a jumping around, dancing, equivalent to báll(ein) to throw + -ismos -ism
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