Bernoulli's principle

noun

Ber·​noul·​li's principle bər-ˈnü-lēz- How to pronounce Bernoulli's principle (audio)
ˌber-ˌnü-ˈlēz-
: a principle in hydrodynamics: the pressure in a stream of fluid is reduced as the speed of the flow is increased

Examples of Bernoulli's principle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Physics -- more specifically, the fluid dynamics of Bernoulli's principle, meaning the lagoon level took a quick dip to 50 centimeters, before stabilizing at 80 centimeters for the next 12 hours. Julia Buckley, CNN, 29 Dec. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Daniel Bernoulli †1782 Swiss physicist

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bernoulli's principle was in 1910

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Bernoulli's principle

noun
Ber·​noul·​li's principle -lēz-, -ēz-, -ˌ(y)ēz- How to pronounce Bernoulli's principle (audio)
variants also Bernoulli principle
: a principle in hydrodynamics: the pressure in a stream of fluid is reduced as the speed of flow is increased

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