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slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, washnoun
the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
the low pressure zone immediately following a rapidly moving object, caused by turbulence
To take advantage of the suction produced by a slipstream by travelling immediately behind the slipstream generator.
Although dangerous, over the road truck drivers sometimes slipstream with each other to save fuel.
To incorporate additional software (such as patches) into an existing installer.
Etymology: from slip + stream
A slipstream is a region behind a moving object in which a wake of fluid (typically air or water) is moving at velocities comparable to that of the moving object, relative to the ambient fluid through which the object is moving. The term slipstream also applies to the similar region adjacent to an object with a fluid moving around it. "Slipstreaming" or "drafting" works because of the relative motion of the fluid in the slipstream.
A slipstream is a region behind a moving object in which a wake of fluid is moving at velocities comparable to the moving object, relative to the ambient fluid through which the object is moving. The term slipstream also applies to the similar region adjacent to an object with a fluid moving around it. "Slipstreaming" or "drafting" works because of the relative motion of the fluid in the slipstream. A slipstream created by turbulent flow has a slightly lower pressure than the ambient fluid around the object. When the flow is laminar, the pressure behind the object is higher than the surrounding fluid. The shape of an object determines how strong the effect is. In general, the more aerodynamic an object is, the smaller and weaker its slipstream will be. For example, a box-like front will collide with the medium's particles at a high rate, transferring more momentum from the object to the fluid than a more aerodynamic object. A bullet-like profile will cause less turbulence and create a more laminar flow. A tapered rear will permit the particles of the medium to rejoin more easily and quickly than a truncated rear. This reduces lower-pressure effect in the slipstream, but also increases skin friction.
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The numerical value of Slipstream in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Slipstream in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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