aerodynamic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aerodynamic designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow "a streamlined convertible"
    • adj aerodynamic of or relating to aerodynamics
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aerodynamic having a shape designed to minimize wind resistance (aerodynamic drag) when moving through the air or other gas; -- used especially of vehicles; as, the aerodynamic styling of an automobile.
    • Aerodynamic Pertaining to the force of air in motion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aerodynamic Relating or pertaining to the force of air and gases in motion.
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Quotations

  • Mary Kay Ash
    Mary Kay Ash
    “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.”

Usage

In literature:

We had classes everyday on engines, aerodynamics, and air craft identification.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Associated words: hangar, aviator, aerodynamics, aviatrix.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
On the other end was a sleek aerodynamic shape, the product of thousands of hours of design work.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
When the war began we were not inferior in aerodynamical knowledge to the Germans or even to the French.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Their supercomputer's revolutionary aerodynamic design had made it possible.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
The range obtained became mostly a matter of aerodynamic design and weight carried.
"The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design" by Leonard S. Hobbs
He knew very little about the laws of aerodynamics, about stress and strain and factors of safety.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
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In news:

The new Corvette 's aerodynamics are said to be influenced by Chevrolet's numerous years of racing Corvettes in the American Le Mans Series.
The new Corvette 's aerodynamics are said to be influenced by Chevrolet's numerous years of racing Corvettes in.
Chevrolet Teases 2014 Corvette 's Aerodynamics.
Its front grille, in particular, drew my attention with its aerodynamic shape that has been tastefully modified with a new upper and lower grille and fog lamps.
Whitcomb's aerodynamic breakthrough was referred to as the Transonic Area Rule.
Rear fender skirts certainly make a car appear sleek and extremely aerodynamic.
The huge IAA commercial truck show in Hanover, Germany, late last month included this eye magnet, the "aerodynamically optimized road train" from MAN and Krone, both prominent vehicle builders in Europe.
The longer models continue the distinct Galileo style and functionality with superb towability and aerodynamics.
Make your new bike stand out and get better aerodynamic performance from this inexpensive upgrade.
First, the proprietary horizontal telescoping feature allows the rear panels to accommodate forward and rearward movement of trailer tandems, keeping the aerodynamic performance optimized regardless of tandem position.
To give avionics manufacturers continual weight reductions, streamlined maintenance procedures, and aerodynamic efficiency, a next-generation version of the ARINC 600 receptacle connector has been developed.
Boeing 737 Max designers have integrated the engines with the wing to produce aerodynamic lines similar to those seen on the Dreamliner.
They look similar to the old models, but are a little more aggressive and aerodynamic-looking.
As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion.
Earlier today, BMW announced the arrival of BMW M Performance Parts, a new line of powertrain, suspension, aerodynamic, and cockpit components that will trade under the iconic "M" badging.
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In science:

Bodies of maximal aerodynamic resistance on the plane.
Two-dimensional body of maximum mean resistance
Computation of Variational Symmetries and Optimization of Newtonian Aerodynamic Resistance (in Portuguese).
Two-dimensional body of maximum mean resistance
Stone, N. H., The Aerodynamics of Bodies in a Rarified Ionized Gas with Applications to Spacecraft Environmental Dynamics, NASA TP- 1933, 1981.
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space
Brown, and E.S. Saltzman, 2004, On the limiting aerodynamic roughness of the ocean in very strong winds. Geophys.
Wind-wave stabilization by a foam layer between the atmosphere and the ocean
Even when self-gravity is weak, aerodynamic processes can accumulate solids relative to gas, paving the way for gravitational collapse.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
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