from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The path of a projectile or other moving body through space.
- n. A chosen or taken course: "What died with [the assassinated leaders] was a moral trajectory, a style of aspiration” ( Lance Morrow).
- n. Mathematics A curve that cuts all of a given family of curves or surfaces at the same angle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The path of a body as it travels through space.
- n. The ordered set of intermediate states assumed by a dynamical system as a result of time evolution.
- n. Metaphorically, a course of development, such as that of a war or career.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The curve which a body describes in space, as a planet or comet in its orbit, or stone thrown upward obliquely in the air.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The path described by a body moving under the action of given forces; specifically, the curve described by a projectile in its flight through the air. Compare range, 4.
- n. In geometry, a curve which cuts all the curves or surfaces of a given system at a constant angle. When the constant angle is a right angle, the trajectory is called an orthogonal trajectory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the path followed by an object moving through space
New Latin trāiectōria, feminine of trāiectōrius, from Latin trāiectus, past participle of trāicere, to throw across; see traject.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)