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stokes

Pronunciation: /stōks/
(abbreviation ST)

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 104 square meters per second.
Example sentences
  • More specifically, the invention has been found to be useful for liquids with kinematic viscosities less than ten stokes.

Origin

Mid 20th century: from the name of Sir G. Stokes (see Stokes' law).

Words that rhyme with stokes

Boaks, coax, hoax, Oaks

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Syllabification: stokes

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