induced drag

/ɪnˌdjust ˈdræg/ (say in.dyoohst 'drag)

noun
(in aerodynamics) that part of drag which is caused by lift.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • drag — i. That component of aerodynamic forces acting on the wing or the airfoil section, which is parallel and opposite to the relative airflow. The sources of drag are the pressure distribution patterns over the airfoil, called induced drag; the skin… …   Aviation dictionary

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  • Parasitic drag — (also called parasite drag) is drag caused by moving a solid object through a fluid. Parasitic drag is made up of many components, the most prominent being form drag. Skin friction and interference drag are also major components of parasitic drag …   Wikipedia

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