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Definition 1: the act of propelling - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for propulsion in the sense of this definition

(propulsion is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of firing a projectile

"his shooting was slow but accurate"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) propelling something on wheels

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

"he advanced in a series of jumps" "the jumping was unexpected"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of raising something

"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of applying force in order to move something away

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of applying force to propel something

"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the act of propelling with force

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks

Definition 2: a propelling force - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(propulsion is a kind of ...) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

"force equals mass times acceleration"

(... is a kind of propulsion ) the 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)

(... is a kind of propulsion ) propulsion that results from the ejection at high velocity of a mass of gas to which the vehicle reacts with an equal and opposite momentum

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