reaction engine

An engine that works on the principle of Newton’s third law of motion: To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. All aerospace propulsions are based on this principle.
Principle of reaction engine.

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  • reaction engine — n. an engine, as a jet or rocket engine, that generates thrust by the reaction to an ejected stream of hot exhaust gases, ions, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Reaction engine — A reaction engine is an engine which provides propulsion by expelling reaction mass, in accordance with Newton s third law of motion. This law of motion is most commonly paraphrased as: For every action force there is an equal, but opposite,… …   Wikipedia

  • reaction engine — noun a jet or rocket engine based on a form of aerodynamic propulsion in which the vehicle emits a high speed stream • Syn: ↑reaction propulsion engine • Hypernyms: ↑engine • Hyponyms: ↑ion engine, ↑jet engine * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • reaction engine — /riˈækʃən ɛndʒən/ (say ree akshuhn enjuhn) noun an engine that develops thrust by reaction to the ejection of a substance from it, especially an engine that ejects a stream of gases created by the burning of fuel within itself as a rocket or jet… …   Australian English dictionary

  • reaction engine — Aeron., Rocketry. an engine that produces power as a reaction to the momentum given to gases ejected from it, as a rocket or jet engine. Also called reaction motor. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • reaction engine — noun Any engine that generates thrust by expelling matter, especially hot gases produced by igniting a fuel; either a rocket engine or several types of jet engine …   Wiktionary

  • reaction-propulsion engine — noun a jet or rocket engine based on a form of aerodynamic propulsion in which the vehicle emits a high speed stream • Syn: ↑reaction engine • Hypernyms: ↑engine • Hyponyms: ↑ion engine, ↑jet engine …   Useful english dictionary

  • reaction propulsion — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑propulsion • Hyponyms: ↑jet propulsion, ↑rocket propulsion * * * noun : propulsion… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reaction motor — noun : reaction engine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reaction Engines Limited — Type Private Industry Aerospace Founded 1989 …   Wikipedia

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