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# Trajectory vs. Path

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Trajectorynoun

The path an object takes as it moves.

Pathnoun

A trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.

Trajectorynoun

The path of a body as it travels through space.

Pathnoun

A course taken.

‘the path of a meteor, of a caravan, or of a storm’;

Trajectorynoun

(cybernetics) The ordered set of intermediate states assumed by a dynamical system as a result of time evolution.

Pathnoun

(paganism) A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.

Trajectorynoun

(figuratively) A course of development, such as that of a war or career.

Pathnoun

A metaphorical course.

Trajectorynoun

The curve which a body describes in space, as a planet or comet in its orbit, or stone thrown upward obliquely in the air.

Pathnoun

A method or direction of proceeding.

Trajectorynoun

the path followed by an object moving through space

Pathnoun

(computing) A human-readable specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure, such as a file system or as part of a URL

Trajectory

A trajectory or flight path is the path that an object with mass in motion follows through space as a function of time. In classical mechanics, a trajectory is defined by Hamiltonian mechanics via canonical coordinates; hence, a complete trajectory is defined by position and momentum, simultaneously.

Pathnoun

(graph theory) A sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).

Pathnoun

(topology) A continuous map $f$ from the unit interval $I = \left[0,1\right]$ to a topological space $X$.

Pathnoun

Pathology.

Pathverb

(transitive) To make a path in, or on (something), or for (someone).

Pathnoun

A trodden way; a footway.

Pathnoun

A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way; as, the path of a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action.

‘All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth.’; ‘The paths of glory lead but to the grave.’;

Pathverb

To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one).

Pathverb

To walk or go.

Pathnoun

a course of conduct;

‘the path of virtue’; ‘we went our separate ways’; ‘our paths in life led us apart’; ‘genius usually follows a revolutionary path’;

Pathnoun

a way especially designed for a particular use

Pathnoun

an established line of travel or access

Pathnoun

a line or route along which something travels or moves;

‘the hurricane demolished houses in its path’; ‘the track of an animal’; ‘the course of the river’;

Pathnoun

a way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading

‘the path continues alongside the river for half a mile’;

Pathnoun

the course or direction in which a person or thing is moving

‘the missile traced a fiery path in the sky’;

Pathnoun

a course of action or way of achieving a specified result

‘a chosen career path’; ‘a vegetarian diet could be the path to a longer life’;

Pathnoun

a schedule available for allocation to an individual railway train over a given route.

Pathnoun

a definition of the order in which an operating system or program searches for a file or executable program.

Pathverb

(chiefly in computing and railway contexts) allocate a path.