the restraining force on a supersonic aircraft caused by shock waves.
any heavier-than-air aircraft deriving its lift mainly from aerodynamic forces. noun any heavier-than-air machine, such as an aircraft, that derives the greater part of its lift from aerodynamic forces
of, relating to, or resulting from aerodynamic forces: tests to determine the aeroelastic stress on a building. deformable by aerodynamic forces.
the study of phenomena.
an obstruction of the circulatory system caused by air, as may arise during surgery. Also called the bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness. an acute condition caused by a rapid substantial decrease in atmospheric pressure, as in high-altitude flying and coming up from deep-sea diving, characterized by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood, severe […]