noun, plural tra·jec·to·ries.
Origin of trajectory
Examples from the Web for trajectory
On his present trajectory, Putin shows no signs that he will conform to international legal and moral norms.
The war back then was clearly becoming more sectarian and Islamic—the trajectory was obvious.Who Are These ‘Moderate’ Syrians Obama Wants to Pit Against ISIS?|Jamie Dettmer|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Filat said Moldova would not be deterred from its Western trajectory.
Little deviations in the mouse movement and trajectory were used to measure uncertainty.Study: Voters Want Their Female Politicos to Look Like Ladies|Brandy Zadrozny|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cookbook author, ‘Extra’ host, jewelry line, ‘Basketball Wives’—we all know the trajectory for celebrity spouses and exes.How Elin Nordegren Became a Trophy Wife Role Model|Keli Goff|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever the trajectory may be we see that the shell must necessarily arrive in a slanting direction.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
Were any facts on trajectory available to you at the time of the press conferences that you described?Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It is always at one bound that a trajectory is traversed when, on its course, there is no stoppage.Bergson and His Philosophy|J. Alexander Gunn
It would follow them, at ever greater distances, until finally its trajectory would send it plunging homeward.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
The archies had failed; they were being outmaneuvered, they could not be swung in time to follow the trajectory of the plane.
noun plural -ries
1690s, from Modern Latin trajectoria, from fem. of trajectorius "of or pertaining to throwing across," from Latin traiectus "thrown over or across," past participle of traicere "throw across," from Latin trans- "across" (see trans-) + icere, combining form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Used in Late Latin and Middle English to mean "a funnel."