noun (plural same)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 104 square meters per second.
- More specifically, the invention has been found to be useful for liquids with kinematic viscosities less than ten stokes.
Mid 20th century: from the name of Sir G. Stokes (see Stokes' law).
Words that rhyme with stokesBoaks, coax, hoax, Oaks
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