Definition of laminar in English:


Line breaks: lam|inar
Pronunciation: /ˈlamɪnə


  • 1Consisting of laminae.
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    • The lowest part consists of the mineral neomesselite, which has a delicate laminar or platelike structure.
  • 2 Physics (Of a flow) taking place along constant streamlines, without turbulence.
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    • Since air in laminar flow has a higher pressure than turbulent air, the laminar flow behind the ball creates less of a ‘sucking’ effect behind the ball which would substantially slow it down.
    • When I try to explain the boundary layer, laminar flow, turbulent mixing, entropy, and autopsies to them, there eyes just glaze over.
    • The flow was largely laminar, and the streamlines remained remarkably coherent and showed little deviation during the course of the experiment.

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