aerodynamics


aero·dy·nam·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \-ˈna-miks\

: a science that studies the movement of air and the way that objects (such as airplanes or cars) move through air

: the qualities of an object that affect how easily it is able to move through the air

Full Definition of AERODYNAMICS

:  a branch of dynamics that deals with the motion of air and other gaseous fluids and with the forces acting on bodies in motion relative to such fluids
aero·dy·nam·ic \-mik\ also aero·dy·nam·i·cal \-mi-kəl\ adjective
aero·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of AERODYNAMICS

circa 1837

aero·dy·nam·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \-dī-ˈnam-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AERODYNAMICS

: a branch of dynamics that deals with the motion of air and other gaseous fluids and with the forces acting on bodies in motion relative to such fluids
aero·dy·nam·ic \-ik\ also aero·dy·nam·i·cal \-i-kəl\ adjective
aero·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
aero·dy·nam·i·cist \-ˈnam-ə-səst\ noun

aerodynamics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of physics concerned with the forces acting on bodies passing through air and other gaseous fluids. It explains the principles of flight of aircraft, rockets, and missiles. It is also involved in the design of automobiles, trains, and ships, and even stationary structures such as bridges and tall buildings, which must withstand high winds. Aerodynamics emerged as a discipline around the time of Wilbur and Orville Wright's first powered flight in 1903. Developments in the field have led to major advances in turbulence theory and supersonic flight.

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