• WordNet 3.6
    • n ejection the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
    • n ejection the act of forcing out someone or something "the ejection of troublemakers by the police","the child's expulsion from school"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, on June 26, 1985, organist Wilbur Snapp played "Three Blind Mice" following a call by umpire Keith O'Connor. The umpire was not amused, and saw to it that Mr. Snapp was ejected from the game.
    • Ejection The act of ejecting or casting out; discharge; expulsion; evacuation. "Vast ejection of ashes.""The ejection of a word."
    • Ejection (Physiol) The act or process of discharging anything from the body, particularly the excretions.
    • Ejection The state of being ejected or cast out; dispossession; banishment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dragonfly larvae develop under the water and eject water from their anus to propel them for short distances
    • n ejection The act of ejecting, or the state of being ejected; expulsion; dismissal; dispossession; rejection.
    • n ejection That which is ejected; matter thrown out or expelled.
    • n ejection In philosophy, the mental act of forming an eject.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the mall, the fat sheriff with the shotgun fires at the spiders. When the ejected casings hit the ground, they make a metallic "chink" noise. Shotgun casings are made of plastic.
    • Ejection discharge: expulsion: state of being ejected: vomiting: that which is ejected
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ejectio,: cf. F. éjection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ejectāre, freq. of ejicĕre, ejectume, out, jacĕre, to throw.


In literature:

I must get somebody to help me to eject this instrument.
"The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth" by Timothy Templeton
Upon the ejection of Hadji Mustapha, Abdurahim, the Pacha of Belgrade, was appointed Vizier of Bosnia.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
Discovery and ejection I could have stood with fortitude and equanimity; but there was bad business afoot.
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold MacGrath
Within a few seconds Benito was ejected into the street.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
Oil-lamps have been devised in which the oil is burned as a spray ejected by air-pressure.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
It was the labour assigned to the ejected nuns by the rough earl who said, 'Go spin, ye jades, go spin.
"Memoir of Jane Austen" by James Edward Austen-Leigh
Fearing the people, the Assembly reinstated the Andradas for a period of eight months, after which they were again ejected.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
Nor will I give you any trouble to forcibly eject me.
"The Trials of the Soldier's Wife" by Alex St. Clair Abrams
The ejected stable-lad, Albert Edward, now in his shirt-sleeves, came toward her, carrying a bucket.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Ejection of refuse and soil from this retreat builds up the mound frequently referred to.
"Life History of the Kangaroo Rat" by Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor

In poetry:

To think that I, who've ruled alone
So proudly in the past,
Should be ejected from my throne
By my own son at last!
"To A Usurper" by Eugene Field
The brutal curses you eject
Make strong men dread to hear you.
The world outside your petty sect
Feels sick when it is near you.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
The Unicorn can, with his horn, 'tis said,
Those waters heal, where snakes have poison shed:
So Christ can, by his blood, those souls protect,
On which, the fiend his venom shall eject.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Who is it ejects his sperm to the naked flood?
In the wave-mother?
Who swims enwombed?
Who lies with the waters of his silent passion, womb-
--Fish in the waters under the earth.
"Fish" by D H Lawrence
Christ, the fiend must disarm, that possesses each mind,
And in gyves the incroaching invader must bind;
He thence must eject him, tho' loth to depart,
And garrison keep his ownself in each heart.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
A bowl may smoothly be ejected,
Yet meet with rubs we ne'er expected.
The passenger his errand sped,
And, ah! contrary turn'd his head.
'Twill human wisdom much advance
To leave but little room for chance.
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton

In news:

Rasheed Wallace's ejection doesn't bother Knicks.
Detroit police say a bouncer trying to eject a customer was stabbed to death outside a night club where another security guard was killed three months earlier.
Chase Borisoff, left, tallied 108 goals, 135 assists, 47 steals and 78 drawn ejections this season, sharing the Rio Hondo League MVP with teammate Symeon Stefan.
Bystander saves driver ejected into swampy woods.
Toddler in car seat ejected in crash.
Eldersburg man ejected from vehicle dies after crash.
An Eldersburg man ejected from his vehicle in a crash Saturday afternoon has died.
Nick Lachey is being accused of choking a San Diego Chargers fan and calling his wife names Sunday, right before he and friends were ejected from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for unruly behavior.
Long before a 57-second span that included five ejections and five technical fouls - so much for the "class" in the Capital Classic, huh.
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was ejected from Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City.
Connor Neckar, 20, ejected, killed in crash on Bulverde Road.
45 pm, the eastbound Honda crashed into the other head-on, splitting the eastbound vehicle in two and ejecting its two occupants.
Adande Matt Barnes ejected for tussling w/John Lucas.
Bulls' Gibson stunned by ejection during win.
Other candidates who can be considered 'safe' when it comes to being ejected were: Ralph Nader (0.8%), Ronald Reagan (0.9%), Stephen Colbert (0.9%) Dan Quayle (1.0%) and Ross Perot (1.1%).

In science:

The BH pair then hardens via three-body interactions, i.e., by capturing and ejecting at much higher velocities the stars passing by within a distance ∼ a (‘gravitational slingshot’).
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
The i.e., ri is allowed to grow continuously during the cosmic mass ejected increases approximately logarithmically with evolution of the host.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
Adiabatic growth of stellar cusps is typically not important within our scheme, since we find that the core mass Mc exceeds mBH , i.e. that rBH < rc in most systems; (2) Dark matter particles will be ejected by shrinking SMBH binaries in the same way as the stars, i.e. through the gravitational slingshot.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
The NFW profile is shallower than the SIS profile in the inner regions, so ejection of a given mass will create a larger core in an NFW profile.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
The early slow decay of GRB 021004 was interpreted by Fox et al. (2003) as arising from delayed shocks and continuous energy ejection from the source (Rees & M´esz´aros 1998; Kumar & Piran 2000a; Sari & M´esz´aros 2000).
The Variable Light Curve of GRB 030329: The Case for Refreshed Shocks