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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballistic  \Bal*lis"tic\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  ballista,  or  to  the  art  of  hurling 
  stones  or  missile  weapons  by  means  of  an  engine. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  projection,  or  to  a  projectile. 
 
  {Ballistic  pendulum},  an  instrument  consisting  of  a  mass  of 
  wood  or  other  material  suspended  as  a  pendulum,  for 
  measuring  the  force  and  velocity  of  projectiles  by  means 
  of  the  arc  through  which  their  impact  impels  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ballistic 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  motion  of  objects 
  moving  under  their  own  momentum  and  the  force  of 
  gravity;  "ballistic  missile" 




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