from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of ejecting or the condition of being ejected.
  • noun Ejected matter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In philosophy, the mental act of forming an eject.
  • noun The act of ejecting, or the state of being ejected; expulsion; dismissal; dispossession; rejection.
  • noun That which is ejected; matter thrown out or expelled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of ejecting or casting out; discharge; expulsion; evacuation.
  • noun (Physiol.) The act or process of discharging anything from the body, particularly the excretions.
  • noun The state of being ejected or cast out; dispossession; banishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of ejecting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
  • noun the act of forcing out someone or something


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Middle English, from Latin ēiectus, past participle of ēiciō ("throw or thrust out").


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  • The Ejection Site is about the history and development of ejector seats in various kinds of vehicles.

    January 30, 2010

  • BTW I love that site. Design is of course prehistoric-internet in style but the content - fascinating, obscure, and with a feel for the human element as well as the gear - is put together by someone who knows his stuff.

    January 30, 2010