Definition of rocketry in US English:



  • 1The branch of science that deals with rockets and rocket propulsion.

    ‘developments in rocketry’
    • ‘Independent India has made spectacular advances in rocketry and space science, making the country a force to reckon with, both during peace-time and during war.’
    • ‘Arnold went on to foster the development of such transformational innovations as jet aircraft, rocketry, and supersonic flight.’
    • ‘The presenters are both French engineers who spend their spare time teaching the arts of rocketry and robotics.’
    • ‘The workshop covered an overview of ISRO programmes, rocketry and applications of space science and technology.’
    • ‘Three important developments during the first half of the twentieth century laid the foundation for both modern rocketry and careers within the field.’
    1. 1.1 The use of rockets.
      ‘how do you think the Americans got into rocketry?’
      • ‘Experiments in rocketry combined with developments in guidance mechanisms and gas-turbine engines led to jet aircraft and to ballistic and cruise missiles.’
      • ‘The narrator explains that this was because of Newton's Third Law of Motion: for every action there is a reaction equal and opposite in direction, which is useful in rocketry.’
      • ‘Baker has spent billions on military satellites and rocketry, but he wouldn't let us send any supplies to the colonists on Mars.’
      • ‘There will also be a number of activities on the university's sports fields, including displays of rocketry.’
      • ‘In rocketry, motors are designated with letters, and each succeeding letter is twice as big as the one before it.’