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Latin trāiectus, from trāiciō: compare French trajet.
traject (plural trajects)
- (obsolete) A place for passing across; a passage; a ferry.
- c. 1596–1598 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene iv]:
- What notes and garments he doth give thee, Bring to the traject, to the common ferry, Which trades to Venice.
- (obsolete) The act of trajecting; trajection.
- (obsolete) A trajectory.
- 1832, [Isaac Taylor], Saturday Evening. […], London: Holdsworth and Ball, →OCLC:
- a mental traject from world to world
traject (third-person singular simple present trajects, present participle trajecting, simple past and past participle trajected)
- (transitive) To throw or cast through, over, or across.
- 1659 December 30 (date written), Robert Boyle, New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall, Touching the Spring of the Air, and Its Effects, (Made, for the Most Part, in a New Pneumatical Engine) […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: […] H[enry] Hall, printer to the University, for Tho[mas] Robinson, published 1660, →OCLC:
- [H]is Beams have much less of the Atmosphere to Traject in their Passage to our Eyes
- traject in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
From Latin trājectus, from trājicēre; compare French trajet.
- Hyphenation: tra‧ject
traject n (plural trajecten, diminutive trajectje n)
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