Torricelli's law

noun Tor·ri·cel·li's law \-lēz-\
variants: less commonly

Torricelli's theorem


Definition of Torricelli's law

  1. :  a law in hydrodynamics: the speed of efflux of a liquid from an orifice is equal to that of a body falling freely through a distance equal to the total head of the liquid at the orifice

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Origin and Etymology of torricelli's law

after Evangelista Torricelli †1647

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a trip made at another's expense

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