Definition of Propulsion. Meaning of Propulsion. Synonyms of Propulsion

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Definition of Propulsion

Propulsion
Propulsion Pro*pul"sion, n. [Cf. F. propulsion. See Propel.] 1. The act driving forward or away; the act or process of propelling; as, steam propulsion. 2. An impelling act or movement. God works in all things; all obey His first propulsion. --Whittier.

Meaning of Propulsion from wikipedia

- Propulsion is the generation of force by any combination of pushing or pulling to modify the translational motion of an object, which is typically a rigid...
- Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to accelerate spacecraft and artificial satellites. In-space propulsion exclusively deals with propulsion systems...
- Jet propulsion is the propulsion of an object in one direction, produced by ejecting a jet of fluid in the opposite direction. By Newton's third law, the...
- Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a watercraft through water. While paddles and sails are still used on some...
- Spacecraft electric propulsion (or just electric propulsion) is a type of spacecraft propulsion technique that uses electrostatic or electromagnetic fields...
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center in La CaƱada Flintridge, California, Crescenta Valley, United States...
- thruster, ion drive, or ion engine is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion. An ion thruster creates a cloud of positive ions from...
- Nuclear propulsion includes a wide variety of propulsion methods that use some form of nuclear reaction as their primary power source. The idea of using...
- Laser propulsion is a form of beam-powered propulsion where the energy source is a remote (usually ground-based) laser system and separate from the reaction...
- Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear reactor. The power plant heats water to produce steam for...