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Definitions for aerodynamics
ˌɛər oʊ daɪˈnæm ɪksaero·dy·nam·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aeromechanics, aerodynamicsnoun

    the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow


  1. aerodynamicsnoun

    The science of the dynamics of bodies moving relative to gases, especially the interaction of moving objects with the atmosphere

  2. Etymology: From aérodynamique, from.


  1. Aerodynamics

    Aerodynamics, from Ancient Greek: ἀήρ aero (air) + Ancient Greek: δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly when affected by a solid object, such as an airplane wing. It involves topics covered in the field of fluid dynamics and its subfield of gas dynamics. The term aerodynamics is often used synonymously with gas dynamics, the difference being that "gas dynamics" applies to the study of the motion of all gases, and is not limited to air. The formal study of aerodynamics began in the modern sense in the eighteenth century, although observations of fundamental concepts such as aerodynamic drag were recorded much earlier. Most of the early efforts in aerodynamics were directed toward achieving heavier-than-air flight, which was first demonstrated by Otto Lilienthal in 1891. Since then, the use of aerodynamics through mathematical analysis, empirical approximations, wind tunnel experimentation, and computer simulations has formed a rational basis for the development of heavier-than-air flight and a number of other technologies. Recent work in aerodynamics has focused on issues related to compressible flow, turbulence, and boundary layers and has become increasingly computational in nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aerodynamicsnoun

    the science which treats of the air and other gaseous bodies under the action of force, and of their mechanical effects

  2. Etymology: [Aro- + dynamics: cf. F. arodynamique.]


  1. Aerodynamics

    Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer + δυναμική itself from δύναμις dynamis, is a branch of dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a solid object. Aerodynamics is a subfield of fluid dynamics and gas dynamics, with much theory shared between them. Aerodynamics is often used synonymously with gas dynamics, with the difference being that gas dynamics applies to all gases.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aerodynamics

    ā-ėr-o-di-nam′iks, n. the science of the motion of the air and other gases, and of their mechanical effects when in motion. [Gr. aēr, aeros, air, and dynamis, power.]

Editors Contribution

  1. aerodynamics

    The dynamics of an organism or type of matter moving and the interaction with the atmosphere.

    Aerodynamics is an amazing subject to explore.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

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Examples of aerodynamics in a Sentence

  1. Ben Ainslie:

    We've really gone for it in a major way but I'm absolutely certain that's the right approach, these boats now foil out of the water. There's very little in the water. It's about aerodynamics, it's about control systems, hydraulic systems and the automotive industry obviously lead the way.

  2. Mike Hughes:

    I don’t believe in science, i know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.

  3. Doctor Who:

    According to classical aerodynamics, it is impossible for a bumblebee to fly.

  4. Senate Committee on Commerce:

    Sharks and the scientists who study them have led us innovations in improvements in aerodynamics, renewable energy, electrical sensors, and health and medical research. Innovative shark research can benefit marine ecosystems and continue to raise public awareness about these important species.

  5. Saud Ghani:

    We're looking at aerodynamics, how changing the shape of the stadium affects the dust, heat and wind inside, qatar wants venues that can be used all year. They don't want white elephants.

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