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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

stokes New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cgs unit of kinematic viscosity

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' 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 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' 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