trajector

tra·jec·tor

(tră-jek'tŏr, -tōr),
An infrequently used instrument for locating the course of a bullet in a wound.
[L. fr. tra-jicio, pp. -jectus, to throw over or across]

trajector

An obsolete instrument formerly used to locate projectiles, which was inserted via the entrance wound; the device fell into disuse given the highly variable trajectory of bullets after entry.

trajector

(tră-jĕk′tor) [L. trajectus, thrown across]
A device for determining the approximate location of a bullet in a wound.
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In contrast, the locative case that marks the semi-complement of quasi-adpositional constructions contributes to the conceived nature of the relationship that prevails between the landmark and the trajector.
However, he suggests that it is not possible to separate the meaning of the preposition itself from the meaning conceptualised by its trajector and landmark.
Go-Ahead's bus services are strong in London, where bus passenger numbers are on an upward trajector y.
Just as the Japanese went from making inferior imitations of European and American vehicles before equalling and in many cases surpassing then, the Koreans and Kia in particular seem to be following a similar career trajector y.
The balance between moderate and radical influences is crucial to defining Iran's trajector.
Specifically, (14) must be categorized by a component of (16) for combinatory purposes, either the Trajector (tr) or the Landmark (lm) schematically specified by the relational predication READ.
What makes the schema important are the distinctions it involves: a starting point, a moving trajector, an intended destination, an intended route, the actual trajectory, position at a given time, direction at that time, and the actual final location.
This can be seen in what the cognitive grammarian Ronald Langacker has called a "relational profile" (494) between a figure and ground (conceptually) and between a trajector and landmark (linguistically).
The newspaper is at the same time a trajector and a landmark (Lindner 1982, 1983).
Without going into details, let me observe that the crucial aspect of the predicate nominative constructions in (3a, b) resides in profiling the identity relation between an instance (of the relevant subtype) which functions as the trajector (cf.