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Definition of "laminar" []

  • Of fluid motion, smooth and regular, flowing as though in different layers (adjective)
  • In, or consisting of, thin plates or layers. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "laminar" in a sentence
  • "ROSS: We use what we call a laminar flow, a very smooth flow that's very close to the surface of the orbiter's underbelly to provide additional insulation."
  • "The P-51/F-51 was the first aircraft to employ the NACA’s so-called laminar flow airfoil and could dive to around Mach 0.8."
  • "(18-23 miles) per hour -- the airflow becomes smooth, or "laminar," which instantly boosts the air's braking effect, sometimes by as much as 150 percent."