Definition of stokes in English:

stokes

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Pronunciation: /stəʊks
 
/
(abbreviation: ST)

noun (plural same)

Physics
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.
More example sentences
  • More specifically, the invention has been found to be useful for liquids with kinematic viscosities less than ten stokes.

Origin

mid 20th century: from the name of Sir G. Stokes (see Stokes' law).

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