the portion of the resisting force encountered by a body moving through a fluid that is due to the irregularity of shape of the body, reducible to a minimum by streamlining.
the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining
[fawrm] /fɔrm/ noun 1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form. 2. the shape of a thing or person. 3. a body, especially that of a human being. 4. a dummy having the same measurements as a human body, used for fitting or displaying clothing: […]
[fawr-mey] /fɔrˈmeɪ/ adjective 1. .
[fawr-mer] /ˈfɔr mər/ adjective 1. preceding in time; prior or earlier: during a former stage in the proceedings. 2. past, long past, or ancient: in former times. 3. preceding in order; being the first of two: Our former manufacturing process was too costly. 4. being the first mentioned of two (distinguished from ): The former […]
[fawr-mer-lee] /ˈfɔr mər li/ adverb 1. in time past; in an earlier period or age; previously: a custom formerly observed. 2. Obsolete. in time just past; just now. /ˈfɔːməlɪ/ adverb 1. at or in a former time; in the past 2. (obsolete) in the immediate past; just now adv. 1580s, from former + -ly (2). […]