Coanda effect

noun
Co·​an·​da effect | \ kō¦andə-, -än- \

Definition of Coanda effect

: the tendency of a jet of fluid emerging from an orifice to follow an adjacent flat or curved surface and to entrain fluid from the surroundings so that a region of lower pressure develops

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History and Etymology for Coanda effect

after Henri Coanda †1972 Romanian engineer

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“Coanda effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coanda%20effect. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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