aerodynamics
aerodynamics aer`o*dy*nam"ics Aerodynamics A`["e]r*o*dy*nam"ics, n. [A["e]ro- + dynamics: cf. F. a['e]rodynamique.] The science which treats of the air and other gaseous bodies under the action of force, and of their mechanical effects. [1913 Webster]

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