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[truh-jekt] /trəˈdʒɛkt/
verb (used with object), Archaic.
to transport, transmit, or transpose.
Origin of traject
1545-55; < Latin trājectus (past participle of trāicere to cast, throw over or across), equivalent to trā- (variant of trāns- trans-) + -jec- (combining form of jacere to throw) + -tus past participle suffix
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trajection, noun Unabridged
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  • In many places the only traject was a narrow ledge, with deep precipices beneath, and often steep, rugged acclivities above.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for traject


(transitive) (archaic) to transport or transmit
Derived Forms
trajection, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin trājectus cast over, from trāicere to throw across, from trans- + iacere to throw
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