AskDefine | Define propulsion

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1 a propelling force
2 the act of propelling [syn: actuation]

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Medieval Latin propulsio or propulsion- (expulsion, driving away).


  1. A force causing movement.

Related terms


force causing movement

Extensive Definition

Propulsion may refer to:
propulsion in German: Antrieb
propulsion in Estonian: Ajam
propulsion in Spanish: Propulsión
propulsion in Persian: پیشرانش
propulsion in French: Propulsion
propulsion in Italian: Propulsione
propulsion in Dutch: Voortstuwing
propulsion in Portuguese: Propulsão

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

action and reaction, aeromotor, atomic power, bunt, butt, clout, compulsion, drive, driving force, electric power, electropower, horsepower, hydraulic power, hydroelectric power, impellent, impelling force, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitement, irresistible force, jet power, jet propulsion, manpower, moment, momentum, motive power, nuclear power, piston power, power, power plant, pressure, propelling, propelment, pulsion, push, pushing, ram-jet propulsion, reaction, reaction propulsion, resojet propulsion, rocket power, rocket propulsion, shove, shoving, shunt, solar power, steam power, thermonuclear power, thrust, turbojet propulsion, water power
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