Aerodynamic
Aerodynamic Aer`o*dy*nam"ic, Aerodynamic A`["e]r*o*dy*nam"ic, a. 1. Pertaining to the force of air in motion. [1913 Webster]

2. having a shape designed to minimize wind resistance (aerodynamic drag) when moving through the air or other gas; -- used especially of vehicles; as, the aerodynamic styling of an automobile. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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