HyperDic: propulsion

English > 2 senses of the word propulsion:
NOUNphenomenonpropulsiona propelling force
actpropulsion, actuationthe act of propelling
propulsion > pronunciation
Soundsprahpah'lshahn
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English > propulsion: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA propelling force.
Narrowernuclear propulsionThe use of a nuclear reactor either to produce electricity to power an engine (as in a nuclear submarine) or to directly heat a propellant (as in nuclear rockets)
reaction propulsionpropulsion that results from the ejection at high velocity of a mass of gas to which the vehicle reacts with an equal and opposite momentum
Broaderforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
Spanishpropulsión
Catalanpropulsió
Adjectivespropulsivehaving the power to propel
English > propulsion: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of propelling.
Synonymactuation
Narrowerdribble, dribblingThe propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
drive, thrust, driving forceThe act of applying force to propel something
expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing outThe act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
jump, jumpingThe act of jumping
launching, launchThe act of propelling with force
launchingThe act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
lift, raise, heaveThe act of raising something
lobThe act of propelling something (as a ball / ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
pull, pullingThe act of pulling
push, pushingThe act of applying force in order to move something away
roll, bowlThe act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
shooting, shotThe act of firing a projectile
throwThe act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
wheeling, rollingpropelling something on wheels
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishpropulsión
Catalanpropulsió
Verbspropelcause to move forward with force
propelgive an incentive for action / action

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