Definition of aerodynamic in English:

aerodynamic

Line breaks: aero|dynam¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɛərəʊdʌɪˈnamɪk
 
/

adjective

  • 1Relating to aerodynamics: aerodynamic forces
    More example sentences
    • Downforce is the combination of aerodynamic and centrifugal forces.
    • In flight, interactions between aerodynamic forces and a flexing airframe induce vibrations.
    • Integrating the effects of either the pressure or the velocity determines the aerodynamic force on an object.
  • 1.1Of or having a shape which reduces the drag from air moving past: the plane has a more aerodynamic shape
    More example sentences
    • The slimmer shape and aerodynamic design also lessens wind noise and reduces fuel consumption.
    • The bicycles are designed to reduce aerodynamic drag caused by the machine itself and the rider's racing position.
    • Many hybrids use aerodynamic design to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.

Derivatives

aerodynamically

adverb
More example sentences
  • The aerodynamically efficient body has a drag coefficient of 0.26, contributing to excellent noise insulation for the cabin and fuel economy.
  • The Flying Nun's habit just did not look aerodynamically sound.
  • And I don't think a formation of 9 would be aerodynamically stable either.

More definitions of aerodynamic

Definition of aerodynamic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space