Definitions for understeerˈʌn dərˌstɪər; ˌʌn dərˈstɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•steerˈʌn dərˌstɪər; ˌʌn dərˈstɪər(n.; v.)
a tendency of an automobile to turn less sharply than the driver intends.
(v.i.)to exhibit understeer.
Ref: Compare oversteer.
The condition in which the front wheels of a car don't follow the desired curve while cornering, instead following a more straight line trajectory. The front wheels loosing a degree of traction and so slipping off the required line.
The action of a car when it does not follow the desired curve while cornering. Tyre slip of the front wheels.
Understeer and oversteer
Understeer and oversteer are vehicle dynamics terms used to describe the sensitivity of a vehicle to steering. Simply put, oversteer is what occurs when a car turns by more than the amount commanded by the driver. Conversely, understeer is what occurs when a car steers less than the amount commanded by the driver. Automotive engineers define understeer and oversteer based on changes in steering angle associated with changes in lateral acceleration over a sequence of steady-state circular turning tests. Car and motorsport enthusiasts often use the terminology more generally in magazines and blogs to describe vehicle response to steering in all kinds of maneuvers.
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