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A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
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  1. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
  2. Any of various devices, typically cylindrical, containing liquid or solid propellants which when ignited produce hot gases or ions that escape through a rear vent and drive the container forward by the principle of reaction: simple rockets are used mainly as fireworks, signals, and projectile weapons, while more complex rockets are used to propel guided missiles, ballistic missiles, and spacecraft
  3. A spacecraft, missile, probe, etc. propelled by a rocket
(Cellular automata) A finite pattern that reappears after a certain number of generations in the same orientation but in a different position.
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  1. (Cellular automata) A finite pattern that reappears after a certain number of generations in the same orientation but in a different position.
  2. (Computing, programming) The operator <=> in the Perl programming language, which compares two values and indicates whether the first is lesser than, greater than, or equal to the second.
  3. A vehicle that flies through space.
A device for holding the thread in tatting and netting and in a sewing machine.
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  1. A device for holding the thread in tatting and netting and in a sewing machine.
  2. Regular travel back and forth over an established, often short route by a vehicle.
  3. Space shuttle
A manned, airplanelike spacecraft designed for shuttling back and forth, as between the earth and a space station, transporting personnel and equipment
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  1. A manned, airplanelike spacecraft designed for shuttling back and forth, as between the earth and a space station, transporting personnel and equipment
  2. A reusable spacecraft with wings for controlled descent in the atmosphere, designed to transport astronauts between Earth and an orbiting space station and also used to deploy and retrieve satellites.
  3. A space transportation system developed by NASA consisting of a reusable winged orbiter, a set of recoverable booster rockets, and a fuel tank.
An artificial satellite designed to serve as a station from which to launch other spacecraft, as a research center, etc.
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  1. An artificial satellite designed to serve as a station from which to launch other spacecraft, as a research center, etc.
  2. A large satellite equipped to support a human crew and designed to remain in orbit around Earth for an extended period and serve as a base for launching exploratory expeditions, conducting research, repairing satellites, and performing other space-related activities.
(Genetics) A short segment of a chromosome separated from the rest by a constriction, typically associated with the formation of a nucleolus.
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  1. (Genetics) A short segment of a chromosome separated from the rest by a constriction, typically associated with the formation of a nucleolus.
  2. A small unit in a system or organization that is managed or controlled by a larger, often centrally located unit.
  3. An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body. Satellites are used for research, communications, weather information, and navigation. The first artificial Earth satellite was Sputnik 1, launched by the Soviet Union in October 1957; the first successful American satellite was launched in January 1958.
(Informal) An unidentified flying object; UFO; usually with disc-like properties.
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  1. (Informal) An unidentified flying object; UFO; usually with disc-like properties.
  2. In fiction, an alien interplanetary vessel with a disc-like shape and generally metallic appearance.
  3. An unidentified flying object of presumed extraterrestrial origin, typically described as a luminous moving disk.
A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
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  1. A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
  2. A space capsule.
  3. The outer layer of viscous polysaccharide or polypeptide slime with which some bacteria cover their cell walls. Capsules provide defense against phagocytes and prevent the bacteria from drying out.
The part of a projectile weapon, such as a missile or torpedo, that contains the explosive or damaging material, such as a nuclear bomb or a chemical agent.
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  1. The part of a projectile weapon, such as a missile or torpedo, that contains the explosive or damaging material, such as a nuclear bomb or a chemical agent.
  2. The part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage.
  3. The head, or forward section, of a torpedo, bomb, or other projectile, containing the explosive charge, chemical, etc.
An instrumented spacecraft for exploring the upper atmosphere, space, or a celestial body in order to get information about the environment, physical properties, etc.
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  1. An instrumented spacecraft for exploring the upper atmosphere, space, or a celestial body in order to get information about the environment, physical properties, etc.
  2. A space probe.
  3. An exploratory action or expedition, especially one designed to investigate and obtain information on a remote or unknown region:
Find another word for spacecraft. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for spacecraft, like: rocket, spaceship, shuttle, space-shuttle, space-station, satellite, flying-saucer, capsule, unidentified flying object (UFO), manned orbiting laboratory (MOL) and orbiting vehicle (O.V.).