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Synonyms for propulsion

propulsion (n.)

a propelling force

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rocket propulsion (n.)

reaction propulsion using stored oxygen for combustion; used where there is insufficient atmospheric oxygen

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reaction propulsion (n.)

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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propulsion system (n.)

a system that provides a propelling or driving force

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jet propulsion (n.)

propulsion by means of the discharge of a jet of fluid toward the rear

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nuclear propulsion (n.)

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)

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reaction-propulsion engine (n.)

a jet or rocket engine based on a form of aerodynamic propulsion in which the vehicle emits a high-speed stream

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