Origin of trajectfrom Classical Latin trajectus, past participle of trajicere, to throw or fling over or across from tra- (see trans-) + jacere, to throw: see jet
transitive verbtra·ject·ed, tra·ject·ing, tra·jects
Origin of trajectLatin trāicere trāiect- to throw across trā-, trāns- trans- iacere to throw ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present trajects, present participle trajecting, simple past and past participle trajected)
- To throw or cast through, over, or across.
- to traject the sun's light through three or more cross prisms
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