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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin prōiectilis(projectile), from Latin prōiectus, perfect passive participle of prōiciō(throw forth; extend; expel).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛktʌɪl/, /prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛktɪl/
  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈdʒɛk.taɪl/
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  • Hyphenation: pro‧ject‧ile

NounEdit

 
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projectile ‎(plural projectiles)

  1. an object intended to be or having been fired from a weapon.
  2. (physics) any object propelled through space by the application of a force.

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AdjectiveEdit

projectile ‎(not comparable)

  1. Projecting or impelling forward.
    a projectile force; a projectile weapon
  2. Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward.
    projectile motion
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NounEdit

projectile m ‎(plural projectiles)

  1. projectile