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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics, Weapons
ballisticsbal‧lis‧tics /bəˈlɪstɪks/ noun [uncountable]  HPPMWthe scientific study of the movement of objects that are thrown or fired through the air, such as bullets shot from a gunGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Ballistics is followed by a singular verb: Ballistics is used to understand where and how a gun was fired.
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ballisticsArthur left Fred to it and lay on his back in his own bedroom, reading a book about ballistics.Nuln is the home of the Imperial Gunnery School, where cannons are cast and artillerymen learn the arts of ballistics.
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