streamline flow

/ˌstrimlaɪn ˈfloʊ/ (say .streemluyn 'floh)

noun
a type of fluid flow in which the motion of the fluid is such that continuous streamlines can be drawn through the whole length of its course at any instant.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • streamline flow — n. LAMINAR FLOW …   English World dictionary

  • streamline flow — noun flow of a gas or liquid in which the velocity at any point is relatively steady • Hypernyms: ↑flow • Hyponyms: ↑laminar flow * * * noun : an uninterrupted flow (as of air) past a solid body in which the direction at every point remains… …   Useful english dictionary

  • streamline flow — laminarusis tekėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. laminar flow; laminated flow; streamline flow vok. laminare Strömung, f; Laminarströmung, f; Schichtenströmung, f rus. ламинарное течение, n; слоистое течение, n pranc. écoulement… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • streamline flow — the flow of a fluid past an object such that the velocity at any fixed point in the fluid is constant or varies in a regular manner. Cf. turbulent flow. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • streamline flow —    See laminar flow …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Streamline — Stream line , a. Of or pert. to a stream line; designating a motion or flow that is free from turbulence, like that of a particle in a streamline; hence, designating a surface, body, etc., that is designed so as to afford an unbroken flow of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • streamline — stream line, v. t. 1. to design or modify so as to present the least possible resistance to fluid flow; used mostly of vehicles, such as automobiles, airplanes, or ships. [PJC] 2. [Fig.] to change so as to make more efficient; used especially of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • streamline — ► VERB 1) design or form in a way that presents very little resistance to a flow of air or water. 2) make (an organization or system) more efficient by employing faster or simpler working methods …   English terms dictionary

  • streamline — {{11}}streamline (n.) 1868, line drawn from point to point, so that its direction is everywhere that of the motion of the fluid [Lamb, Hydrodynamics, 1906], from STREAM (Cf. stream) (n.) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.). The adjective is attested from 1898 …   Etymology dictionary

  • streamline — A shape or design calculated to decrease wind resistance, particularly in reference to aircraft, motor vehicles, railroad cars, and watercraft. Streamline in the planning of bodies of airplanes, boats, automobiles, and railroad cars, is a design… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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