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noun [countable] trajectory pronunciation in American English /trəˈdʒektəri/ 
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  1. 1
    the high curving line in which an object such as a missile moves through the air

    The bomb followed a high trajectory toward its target.

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  2. 2
    formal the way in which a process or event develops over a period of time

    No one seems satisfied with the trajectory of the peace talks.

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