Definition of stokes in English:

stokes

(also ST)

Pronunciation /stōks/ /stoʊks/

nounstokes

Physics
  • The cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, corresponding to a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimeter, equivalent to 10⁴ square meters per second.

    • ‘More specifically, the invention has been found to be useful for liquids with kinematic viscosities less than ten stokes.’

Origin

1930s from the name of Sir G. Stokes (see Stokes' law).