Definition of boundary layer in English:

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boundary layer


A layer of more or less stationary fluid (such as water or air) immediately surrounding an immersed object in relative motion with the fluid.
Example sentences
  • Clearly water as a weak boundary layer and the dielectric constant of aqueous media do not prevent byssal adhesion on any surface tested, but it remains to be shown how these are specifically mitigated.
  • The boundary layer around the object itself is a critical determining factor as to how the object will behave through the fluid.
  • This suggestion is made because it has been observed in the field and lab that the turbulence in the boundary layer near the water tend to pummel Tritonia's skin.

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Syllabification: bound·a·ry lay·er

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