projectile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin prōiectilis (projectile), from Latin prōiectus, perfect passive participle of prōiciō (throw forth; extend; expel).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈdʒɛk.taɪl/

Noun[edit]

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projectile (plural projectiles)

  1. an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.
  2. (physics) any object propelled through space by the application of a force.

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Adjective[edit]

projectile (not comparable)

  1. Projecting or impelling forward.
    a projectile force; a projectile weapon
  2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward.
    projectile motion
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