Definition of Coefficient of drag

1. Noun. The ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body.

Exact synonyms: Drag Coefficient
Generic synonyms: Coefficient

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coefficient Of Drag

coefficient of absorption
coefficient of concordance
coefficient of consanguinity
coefficient of correlation
coefficient of drag (current term)
coefficient of elasticity
coefficient of expansion
coefficient of friction
coefficient of inbreeding
coefficient of kinship
coefficient of mutual induction
coefficient of reflection
coefficient of relationship
coefficient of self induction
coefficient of variation
coefficient of viscosity

Literary usage of Coefficient of drag

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1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1920)
"... approximate coefficient of friction in absolute unite — 0.005 (or 0.0025 for each side) Ciez, aerodynamic drag coefficient or coefficient of drag due to ..."

2. An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Natural Knowledge by Alfred North Whitehead (1919)
"This is Fresnel's famous 'coefficient of drag.' He accounted for this coefficient by assuming that as the material medium in its advance sucks in the ether, ..."

3. Planned Invasion of Japan, 1945: The Siberian Weather Advantage by Hatten Schuyler Yoder (1997)
"... the frictional coefficient of drag, tended to reflect the gradient winds quite closely. Bristor was of the opinion that the pattern exhibited in Fig. ..."

4. Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... Fd = Drag force in pounds Cd = coefficient of drag— 1 .31 for a manufactured home e = Mass density of water— 1 .94 slugs per cubic foot V = Floodwater ..."

5. The Roswell Report: Fact Versus Fiction in the New Mexico Desert by James McAndrew, United States Dept. of the Air Force (1995)
"... of the balloon system (Velocity in the direction of greater altitude is considered positive.) GO = a coefficient of drag, dependent on Reynolds number . ..."

6. Saving Oil in a Hurry by International Energy Agency (2005)
"The variables considered were: MPC = Miles per gallon V = Velocity of the vehicle, in metres/second CdA = coefficient of drag (air resistance) A = Frontal ..."

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