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ballistic

Forensics
adjective Referring to projectiles and their trajectories.
 
Sports medicine
adjective Referring to the rapid dynamic movement of a musculoskeletal group.

Vox populi
adjective Popular for berserk, mad, usually in response to a trigger—e.g., when Colin cancelled their date, Jo went ballistic.
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THAAD developed a fire-control solution, launched a THAAD interceptor missile and successfully intercepted the short-range ballistic missile and the medium-range ballistic missile.
The South Korean military successfully test-fired a ballistic missile with a range of 500 km, named Hyunmoo-2B, on June 3.
The trial was crucial for the two- layer defence system that is being prepared as it has to be capable of destroying a ballistic missile with a 2,000- km range both inside and outside the earth's atmosphere.
Defence Minister A K Antony has congratulated all the scientists for the successful demonstration of ballistic missile defence.
Recommendation: To reduce the potential risks associated with operating ballistic missile defense elements with insufficient force structure, the Secretary of Defense should require, in the absence of an immediate threat or crisis, that operational units be established with the organizations, personnel, and training needed to perform all of their ballistic missile defense responsibilities before first making elements available for operational use.
A chapter on the Cuban missile crisis not only recounts the events of that crisis but also describes some of the chess-like policy decisions made by the United States, Soviet Union, and Cuba, with the possession of ballistic missiles representing the key piece to winning or losing the game.
Exploring a related technology, Lankhorst Indutech in the Netherlands is testing ballistic panels made of its "PURE" oriented-PP tape, which is made with a PP homopolymer core and lower-melting PP copolymer coating.
The Safeguard complex in North Dakota was an operational anti-ballistic missile system that defended American intercontinental ballistic missile silos.
The military and law enforcement response to the Ballistic Cube has been excellent, Kruze said.
There's always been that type of training--plyometric type drills--even before it was called ballistic training.
states that now have ballistic fingerprint databases, which work in the same way as DNA or fingerprint databases.
They sparked the inherent goodness that exists in children and fueled the creation of organizations dedicated to protecting those in law enforcement with ballistic vests.