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[rok-i-tree] /ˈrɒk ɪ tri/
the science of rocket design, development, and flight.
Origin of rocketry
1925-30; rocket1 + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The show begins with a history of rocketry using both live action and animated footage to show the progress.
  • Jet engines are a much more economical approach for getting a payload up high before rocketry is necessary.
  • Physicists are working on all sorts of rocketry and satellite technology that may be put to questionable purposes.
  • All the rocketry innovation won't ever make it cheap enough for any other than the rich to use.
  • Sadly, the development of rocketry has historically been largely steered by war effort.
  • In the last few years, there has been an explosion of interest in serious amateur rocketry.
  • With the rocketry in hand, the final step was to build the floating launchpad.
  • And eventually the art of rocketry, hitherto useful only for fireworks, was mastered for war.
  • Shielding, by definition is dense, which for rocketry purposes means its heavy.
  • The pair signed agreements to co-operate in such matters as a unified electricity grid and new ventures in satellite rocketry.
British Dictionary definitions for rocketry


the science and technology of the design, operation, maintenance, and launching of rockets
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Word Origin and History for rocketry

1930, from rocket (n.2) + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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