stagnation point

noun

Definition of stagnation point

1 : a point on the surface of a solid body immersed in a fluid stream which directly faces the stream and at which the stream lines separate
2 : a point near the leading edge or nose of a body placed in an airstream at which the airflow divides to go on either side of the body

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“Stagnation point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stagnation%20point. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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