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## stokes British & World English

The cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, corresponding to a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimetre, equivalent to 10−4 square metres per second

## stoke British & World English

Add coal or other solid fuel to (a fire, furnace, boiler, etc.)

## Stokes, Carl British & World English

(1927–96), US politician; full name Carl Burton Stokes. He was the first African-American mayor of a major US city (Cleveland 1968–72). After serving as mayor, he was a newscaster and a municipal court judge before being appointed as US ambassador to the Seychelles 1993–96

## Stokes in Cheyne–Stokes breathing British & World English

A cyclical pattern of breathing in which movement gradually decreases to a complete stop and then returns to normal. It occurs in various medical conditions, and at high altitudes

## Stokes in stokes British & World English

The cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, corresponding to a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimetre, equivalent to 10−4 square metres per second

## Stokes in Stokes' law British & World English

A law stating that in fluorescence the wavelength of the emitted radiation is longer than that of the radiation causing it. This is not true in all cases

## Stokes in Stokes' theorem British & World English

A theorem proposing that the surface integral of the curl of a function over any surface bounded by a closed path is equal to the line integral of a particular vector function round that path

## Stokes' law British & World English

A law stating that in fluorescence the wavelength of the emitted radiation is longer than that of the radiation causing it. This is not true in all cases

## Stokes' theorem British & World English

A theorem proposing that the surface integral of the curl of a function over any surface bounded by a closed path is equal to the line integral of a particular vector function round that path

## Cheyne–Stokes breathing British & World English

A cyclical pattern of breathing in which movement gradually decreases to a complete stop and then returns to normal. It occurs in various medical conditions, and at high altitudes

## Carl Burton Stokes in Stokes, Carl British & World English

(1927–96), US politician; full name Carl Burton Stokes. He was the first African-American mayor of a major US city (Cleveland 1968–72). After serving as mayor, he was a newscaster and a municipal court judge before being appointed as US ambassador to the Seychelles 1993–96