Definition of stokes in English:


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Pronunciation: /stəʊks
(abbreviation: ST)

noun (plural same)

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


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

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