stagnation point

noun

Definition of stagnation point

  1. 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. 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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