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trajectory

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Definition the path followed by an object moving through space

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the path of any sequence of events
  • High winds will alter the rocket's trajectory.
trajectory = path or route
  • Medicare cannot survive on its current trajectory.
  • trajectory = path
  • If growth continues on its current trajectory, the company will need another two million dollars in working capital next year.
  • trajectory = path
  • The beetle came in a single whistling trajectory, fired from an invisible rifle.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • trajectory = route
  • It is impossible to know what murky convergence of chromosomal matter, parent-child dynamics, and alignment of the cosmos was responsible, but Christopher Johnson McCandless came into the world with unusual gifts and a will not easily deflected from its trajectory.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • trajectory = prior path
  • [speaking of a mechanical hound] It has a trajectory we decide for it. It follows through.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • trajectory = path or route
  • The flat trajectory of the shell came and he saw the gypsy jink like a running boar as the earth spouted the little black and gray geyser ahead of him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Please don't check the firing trajectory, he thought.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Tally looked down, plotting trajectories from the hilltop, shushing David when he started to speak again, the wheels of her brain spinning.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • I tried to digest all this, trying to picture the trajectory of Daniel's life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Judging from its trajectory, it looked like it would have surely kept going until it hit the right field wall.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • I throw my knife at the oncoming mutt but the creature somersaults, evading the blade, and stays on its trajectory.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Hassan pointed, and Colin followed the trajectory of his finger to an oak tree about fifteen feet away.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "Those are trajectory lines—Honestly, am I the only person who's ever seen a strategy map?"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The grylmhoch's many eyes followed his trajectory Mouths formed, great yawning maws that could have swallowed a bulldozer.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • A jet, up in the blue, silently marking its trajectory with a long, single vapor trail.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • A surgeon will probe the exposed brain before slicing into it with a scalpel, using the path of coagulated blood to trace the trajectory of the ball.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He sniffed its new-cut leaves delicately and then, after turning this way and that to get range and trajectory, he fired.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • And each of them could easily hurl my world into a new trajectory.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Shoot, in two weeks I met my future wife, changed my entire life's trajectory, and bought my first tie.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride

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