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Aerodynamic Lift

Definition of the noun aerodynamic lift

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  1. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of aerodynamic lift: lift
    • more generic term: aerodynamic force = forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air
    • more specific term: ground effect = apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Neuromuscular Aspects of Sports Performance (2011)

by Paavo V. Komi

The jumpers' different ability to utilize aerodynamic lift during takeoff is probably caused by the behavior of the air stream around the upper body before and during takeoff. The dramatic decrease in take-off time (Figure 6.17) found in all ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

Aerodynamic lift is an upward force experienced by a body moving through a gas and is a function of the same variables as aerodynamic drag. Aerodynamics. more than 90% air.

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

a missile designed to utilize aerodynamic lift during flight. 2. a missile capable of flight only within an atmosphere. aerodynamic moment see moment. aerodynamic noise Acoustics, noise that is caused ...

Google previewParry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2009)

by John P Grant, J.Craig Barker

the height at which aerodynamic lift ceases entirely and centrifugal force takes over (the Von Karman line, c. 52 miles); (vi) the height to which an aircraft depending only on aerodynamic lift, ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

equilibrium glide Gliding flight in which the sum of the vertical components of the aerodynamic lift and centrifugal force is equal to the force of gravity. equilibrium spheroid The shape that the earth would attain if it were entirely covered by a ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities (2008)

Over 7,100 terms on Airlines, Tourism, Hospitality, Cruises, Car Rentals, GDS, Geography, Climate, Ecology, Business, Customs, and Organizations Subjects by Homero E. Martinez

A series of Àight vehicles that require air passing over an airfoil to generate aerodynamic lift, such as airplanes, gliders, helicopters and kites, either piloted or un-piloted. Heavies (Airlines): See Heavy ...

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