relative wind
noun Date: 1915 the motion of the air relative to a body in it

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Relative wind — in aeronautics= In aeronautics, the relative wind is the direction of airflow over the airfoil, i.e. in vector terms it is the vector sum of the ambient air past the aircraft: Most usefully, it is the direction of the air over the aircraft s… …   Wikipedia

  • relative wind — /wind/ the velocity or direction of airflow with respect to the body it surrounds, esp. an airfoil. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • relative wind — i. The velocity and direction of the wind with reference to the body over which it is flowing. Also the relative airflow against an airfoil. In aircraft, it is normally the same as the TAS (true air speed) but seldom aligned with the longitudinal …   Aviation dictionary

  • relative wind — noun : the motion of the air relative to a body in it usually determined so as to exclude disturbance at the surfaces of the body * * * /wind/ the velocity or direction of airflow with respect to the body it surrounds, esp. an airfoil. [1915 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Relative Wind — (Airplanes) wind created during the movement of a surface (such as a wing) through the air (the speed of the wind is equal to the speed of the wing but in the reverse direction) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Relative — can refer to: *Kinship, the principle binding the most basic social units society. If two people are connected by circumstances of birth, they are said to be relatives Physics*Relativity as a concept in physics (for example Albert Einstein s… …   Wikipedia

  • wind scale — /wind/ a numerical scale, as the Beaufort scale, for designating relative wind intensities. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • wind scale — n. a scale used in meteorology to designate relative wind intensities, as the Beaufort scale …   English World dictionary

  • Wind turbine design — An example of a wind turbine, this 3 bladed turbine is the classic design of modern wind turbines Wind turbines History Design …   Wikipedia

  • wind scale — noun an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane) • Syn: ↑Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series …   Useful english dictionary

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