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Latin trajectus, from trajicere: compare French trajet.


traject (plural trajects)

  1. (obsolete) A place for passing across; a passage; a ferry.
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    • William Shakespeare , The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene IV
      What notes and garments he doth give thee, Bring to the traject, to the common ferry, Which trades to Venice.
  2. (obsolete) The act of trajecting; trajection.
  3. (obsolete) A trajectory.
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traject (third-person singular simple present trajects, present participle trajecting, simple past and past participle trajected)

  1. (transitive) To throw or cast through, over, or across.
    to traject the sun's light through three or more cross prisms
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for traject in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



From Latin trājectus, from trājicēre; compare French trajet.


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  • Hyphenation: tra‧ject


traject n (plural trajecten, diminutive trajectje n)

  1. route