Definition of Propulsive

1. Adjective. Having the power to propel. "Propulsive coefficient"

Partainyms: Propulsion



2. Adjective. Tending to or capable of propelling. "Universities...the seats of propulsive thought"
Exact synonyms: Propellant, Propellent, Propelling
Similar to: Dynamic, Dynamical
Derivative terms: Propel, Propellant, Propel, Propellent, Propel

Definition of Propulsive

1. a. Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging.

Definition of Propulsive

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to propulsion ¹

2. Adjective. Serving to propel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propulsive

1. [adj]

Propulsive Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propulsive

proprætorship
proprætorships
props
proptoses
proptosis
propudious
propugn
propugnacle
propugnacles
propugnation
propugnations
propulsation
propulsion
propulsion system
propulsions
propulsive (current term)
propulsively
propulsiveness
propulsory
propwash deflection unit
propyl
propyl alcohol
propyl group
propyl radical
propyla
propylaea
propylaeum
propylaeums
propylamine
propylamines

Literary usage of Propulsive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Naval Architecture for Use of Officers of the Royal Navy by William Henry White (1900)
"She was a single-screw ship built of wood, and the propulsive coefficient was ... His results give for the speed of 7 knots a propulsive coefficient of 67, ..."

2. The Conquest of the Air: Aeronautics, Aviation; History, Theory, Practice by Alphonse Berget (1909)
"POINT OF APPLICATION OF THE propulsive FORCE: "DEVIATION" Where should the ... Theoretically, therefore, the propulsive effort should be applied to the axis ..."

3. The Conquest of the Air: Aeronautics, Aviation; History, Theory, Practice by Alphonse Berget (1909)
"POINT OF APPLICATION OF THE propulsive FORCE: « DEVIATION " Where should the ... Theoretically, therefore, the propulsive effort should be applied to the ..."

4. Screw Propellers and Estimation of Power for Propulsion of Ships: Also Air by Charles Wilson Dyson (1918)
"The standard value of the propulsive coefficient = ,',' ', EHP IHP has been taken as .5. ... If the propulsive coefficient is estimated at 55 per cent, ..."

5. Peoples of the Philippines by Alfred Louis Kroeber (1919)
"propulsive Weapons: a, Negrito Bow of Palm Wood; 6, Negrito Arrow with Iron Point; e, Manobo Bow of Bamboo;*/, Bagobo Arrow with ..."

6. Animal Mechanism: A Treatise on Terrestrial and Aerial Locomotion by Etienne-Jules Marey (1874)
"... the propulsive effect of the wings of insects—Construction of an artificial insect which moves horizontally—Change in the plane in flight. 1. ..."

7. A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1880)
"... escape of the feces, in consequence of pressure on the bowel during the propulsive stage, is always dis- agreeable both to the patient and practitioner. ..."

8. The Initiative and Referendum: Its Folly, Fallacies, and Failure by James Boyle (1912)
"THE propulsive FORCE. The "Progressives" have accepted the Initiative and ... As will be shown hereafter, the propulsive force in the movement comes from ..."

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