Meaning of aerodynamics in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛːrə(ʊ)dʌɪˈnamɪks/

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plural noun

treated as singular
  • 1The study of the properties of moving air and the interaction between the air and solid bodies moving through it.

    ‘Students study subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft electrical systems and avionics.’
    • ‘The University of Bath researchers are studying the complex aerodynamics needed to fly very small unmanned aircraft.’
    • ‘Even the great 16th century artist Leonardo da Vinci made studies of aerodynamics and flying apparatus.’
    • ‘Author weaves in accurate scientific descriptions of aerodynamics, electronics, electromagnetics, etc.’
    • ‘Race cars are usually fitted with spoilers and ground effects to improve aerodynamics and thus, its acceleration and fuel economy.’
    • ‘Or did so-called experts so completely misunderstand the aerodynamics of supersonic flight?’
    • ‘The most challenging elements of the new Technical Regulations are in the areas of aerodynamics and engine.’
    • ‘We looked at aerodynamics, electronics and tyres.’
    • ‘Tyres, engines and aerodynamics will be different in 2005.’
    • ‘But the boom in major breakthroughs in the science of aerodynamics had dwindled.’
    • ‘In my view the relationship between grip, aerodynamics, and engine power, we sort of shifted away.’
    • ‘Hence, it must be that the ‘hypothesis’ that aircraft are borne through the air has the same standing in science as aerodynamics does.’
    • ‘In the early 1890's Eiffel gave up the daily management of his business and became absorbed in the new science of aerodynamics.’
    • ‘The No.24 was looking for balance between aerodynamics and mechanical grip.’
    • ‘Their use of a wind tunnel helped define the science of aerodynamics and had influence far beyond their time.’
    • ‘The team has cut up cars and had engineers work on aerodynamics, but nothing has helped.’
    • ‘The science of aerodynamics is all about the flow of air around an object and the forces it exerts on that item.’
    • ‘It is a very cross-discipline technology with elements as diverse as mechanical, electronic and electrical, structural and aerodynamics.’
    • ‘The car incorporates lots of Formula One-style technology, from trick underfloor aerodynamics to special steering wheel controls.’
    • ‘Thanks to class-leading aerodynamics, wind noise is very low, while engine and road noises are also very effectively suppressed.’
    • ‘It's got nothing to do with the efficient flow of air, which is what good aerodynamics is all about.’
    1. 1.1treated as plural The properties of a solid object regarding the manner in which air flows around it.
      ‘the plane has the aerodynamics of a brick once the forward thrust is lost’
      • ‘The fur on tennis balls and the stitching on baseballs also create turbulence, which similarly affects the aerodynamics.’
      • ‘It's just the way these cars are designed with the aerodynamics.’
      • ‘But last week in testing we made some steps forward in terms of tyres and aerodynamics, so we should be strong here.’
      • ‘A pilot needs to understand some basic aerodynamics.’
      • ‘Now there are shoes with anti-gravitational pull devices, shirts with air circulation systems and shorts with built-in aerodynamics.’