noun Date: circa 1911 a flow of air; especially the motion of air (as around parts of an airplane in flight) relative to the surface of a body immersed in it

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • airflow — /air floh /, n. the air flowing past or through a moving body, as an airplane or automobile. [1910 15; AIR1 + FLOW] * * * …   Universalium

  • airflow — noun any flow of air, especially the motion of air around a moving aircraft or aerofoil …   Wiktionary

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  • airflow — air|flow [ˈeəfləu US ˈerflou] n [U] the movement of air through or around something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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