English version

aerodynamics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Transport
aerodynamicsaer‧o‧dy‧nam‧ics /ˌeərəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks $ ˌeroʊ-/ noun  1 TT[uncountable] the scientific study of how objects move through the air2 TT[plural] the qualities needed for something to move smoothly through the airGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?In meaning 1, aerodynamics is followed by a singular verb: Aerodynamics is an important science in vehicle design.In meaning 2, aerodynamics is followed by a plural verb: The car’s aerodynamics are very advanced.
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aerodynamicsThe wood is a brown color a little deeper than milk chocolate, smooth with rounded edges for aerodynamics.He also says it improves aerodynamics.Changes in aerodynamics, lighter alloys in engines and leaner fuel consumption will be the main features.We attended ground-school classes in aerodynamics, weather, and maintenance.Things get shaped straight and thin for reasons of aerodynamics.The bike also relies heavily on race-proven aerodynamics.But back then, he says, aerodynamics were poorly understood.As the bowlers work on it, the scar becomes deeper and wider with every sneaky scratch altering the aerodynamics.
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