drag coefficient

noun

Definition of drag coefficient 

: a factor representing the drag acting on a body (such as an automobile or airfoil)

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Which is a shame, because station wagons are great: the utility of an SUV without the high seating position, sure, but also without the high center of gravity and drag coefficient. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Volvo’s new V60 is proof the station wagon must never die," 17 Oct. 2018 Despite all this, the Nexo still has a drag coefficient of 0.32, but that's an improvement over the Tucson, which had a Cd of 0.35. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is an upmarket hydrogen fuel-cell SUV," 26 Oct. 2018 The shape and the (drag coefficient) has a high effect on range. Eric D. Lawrence, chicagotribune.com, "Ford and FCA cutting car lines can benefit GM, Toyota and Honda," 30 Apr. 2018 The shape and the (drag coefficient) has a high effect on range. Eric D. Lawrence, chicagotribune.com, "Ford and FCA cutting car lines can benefit GM, Toyota and Honda," 30 Apr. 2018 The shape and the (drag coefficient) has a high effect on range. Eric D. Lawrence, chicagotribune.com, "Ford and FCA cutting car lines can benefit GM, Toyota and Honda," 30 Apr. 2018 That’s an inch lower than the 2018 Avalon and the 2019 is a tad more aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of 0.27. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Toyota’s all-new 2019 Avalon hits dealerships in May," 28 Apr. 2018 Star Wars fighters on average have a drag coefficient somewhere around that of a flying sphere, which is to say: not great. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Which Star Wars Ships Have the Best (and Worst) Aerodynamics?," 19 June 2018 The shape and the (drag coefficient) has a high effect on range. Eric D. Lawrence, chicagotribune.com, "Ford and FCA cutting car lines can benefit GM, Toyota and Honda," 30 Apr. 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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