From Latinballista (“a military siege engine for throwing stones”).
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Ballistic Sentence Examples
The following exercises will show the application of the ballistic table.
Of course her father went ballistic when he found out she was pregnant and tried to find Josh, but he didn't have any luck.
He showed that there was, on the whole, a fair agreement between the values determined ballistic ally and those given by the formula B = 871-F.
These functions, T, S, D, 1, A, are shown numerically in the following extract from an abridged ballistic table, in which the velocity is taken as the argument and proceeds by an increment of 10 f/s; the column for p is the one determined by experiment, and the remaining columns follow by calculation in the manner explained above.
Several arrangements have been devised for determining hysteresis more easily and expeditiously than is possible by the ballistic method.