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ballistics

bal·lis·tics

ballistics

pronunciation:
b lI stihks
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) the scientific study of the motion and properties of missiles such as bullets and rockets.
definition 2: the study of the characteristics of ammunition and firearms, as in police detection work.
definition 3: the technology of designing missiles for peak performance.
derivation: ballistician (n.)
Word Parts
The word ballistics contains the following part:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology