Ballistic meaning

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The definition of ballistic is something that has to do with ammunition, bombs, shells or other projectiles.

An example of something that can be described as ballistic is a training in usage of ammunition.

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To go ballistic is to get angry and lose your temper.

An example of someone going ballistic is a parent whose child repeatedly defied her rules.

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Of the motion and force of projectiles.
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(not comparable) Or relating to ballistics.
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(comparable) Or relating to projectiles moving under their own momentum, air drag, gravity and sometimes rocket power.
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(comparable, slang) Very angry.

When he heard him lie about it, he went ballistic.

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Of or relating to projectiles, their motion, or their effects.
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Of or connected with ballistics.
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go ballistic
  • To become very angry or irrational.
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go ballistic
  • To react with an outburst of uncontrolled anger.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of ballistic

  • From ballista
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin ballista (“a military siege engine for throwing stones”).
    From Wiktionary