Reynolds number

noun
Rey·​nolds number | \ ˈre-nᵊldz- How to pronounce Reynolds number (audio) \

Definition of Reynolds number

: a number characteristic of the flow of a fluid in a pipe or past an obstruction

First Known Use of Reynolds number

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Reynolds number

Osborne Reynolds †1912 English physicist

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“Reynolds number.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reynolds%20number. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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