[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /
a single wind vector that would have the same net effect on the trajectory of a projectile as the varying winds encountered in flight.
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- ballistic camera,
- ballistic galvanometer,
- ballistic missile,
- ballistic pendulum,
- ballistic trajectory,
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