the propulsion of a body by its reaction to a force ejecting a gas or a liquid from it.
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British Dictionary definitions for jet propulsion
propulsion by means of a jet of fluid
propulsion by means of a gas turbine, esp when the exhaust gases provide the propulsive thrust
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Science definitions for jet propulsion
The driving of an aircraft by the powerful thrust developed when a jet of gas is forced out of a jet engine.
Propulsion by means of any fluid that is forced out in a stream in the opposite direction. Squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish, for example, jet their way through the ocean by taking in and then quickly expelling water.
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