air·​flow | \ ˈer-ˌflō How to pronounce airflow (audio) \

Definition of airflow

: a flow of air especially : the motion of air (as around parts of an airplane in flight) relative to the surface of a body immersed in it

Examples of airflow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ti 22 was the first body design to use side fences to channel the airflow over the body increasing downforce. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep. 2021 In one instance, Ross said, Adamson discovered an exhaust fan in a backstage bathroom; with the door open, that device became yet another way to increase fresh airflow. Washington Post, 29 July 2021 Do remove branches selectively to increase airflow and reduce mildew. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2021 The cylindrical AirFan, which is designed to sit above your bed’s headboard, has an open chamber that allows for both cool and warm airflow at 10 different speed levels. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 1 Oct. 2021 In addition to a distinct grille with a hollow bowtie badge that allows for slightly more cooling airflow, the ZR2 also gets a unique bumper. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The mesh panels on the back and sides allow for extra airflow. Rachel Weber, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2021 The presence of smoke in the sky largely depends on airflow. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Sep. 2021 Benjamin says that in the past year, federal money was distributed to some older public schools to update their airflow systems. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of airflow

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airflow was in 1878

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22 Oct 2021

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“Airflow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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