compressibility effect

noun

: any of the effects (as abrupt changes in control characteristics) that result from changes in the flow field about an airplane when the velocity at some point in the field reaches the local speed of sound and the air ceases to behave as an incompressible fluid

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“Compressibility effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compressibility%20effect. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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