Definition of Nusselt number in English:

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Nusselt number

Pronunciation: /ˈno͝osəlt ˌnəmbər/

noun

Physics
A dimensionless parameter used in calculations of heat transfer between a moving fluid and a solid body.

Origin

1930s: named after Ernst K. W. Nusselt (1882–1957), German engineer.

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Syllabification: Nus·selt num·ber

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