ballistic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ballista (a military siege engine for throwing stones) +‎ -ic.

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  • IPA(key): /bəˈlɪs.tɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪstɪk

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ballistic (comparative more ballistic, superlative most ballistic)

  1. (not comparable) Of or relating to ballistics.
  2. (comparable) Of or relating to projectiles moving under their own momentum, aerodynamic drag, gravity, and sometimes rocket power, without significant lift.
  3. (comparable, slang) Very angry.
    When he heard him lie about it, he went ballistic.

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