Meaning of BALLISTIC in English

BALLISTIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ bə-ˈlis-tik ]

adjective

Etymology: Latin ballista

Date: circa 1775

1. : of or relating to ballistics or to a body in motion according to the laws of ballistics

2. : being or characterized by repeated bouncing

ballistic stretching

3. : extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry : wild

went ballistic

• bal·lis·ti·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.