Bernoulli's principle
noun Etymology: Daniel Bernoulli died 1782 Swiss physicist Date: 1940 a principle in hydrodynamics: the pressure in a stream of fluid is reduced as the speed of the flow is increased

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  • Bernoulli's principle — n. 〚after BERNOULLI Daniel〛 the statement that an increase in the speed of a fluid produces a decrease in pressure and a decrease in the speed produces an increase in pressure * * * or Bernoulli s theorem Principle that relates pressure, velocity …   Universalium

  • Bernoulli's principle — named for Dutch mathematician Daniel Bernoulli (1700 1782), who published it in 1738 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bernoulli's principle — n. [after BERNOULLI Daniel] the statement that an increase in the speed of a fluid produces a decrease in pressure and a decrease in the speed produces an increase in pressure …   English World dictionary

  • Bernoulli's principle — This article is about Bernoulli s principle and Bernoulli s equation in fluid dynamics. For Bernoulli s Theorem (probability), see Law of large numbers. For an unrelated topic in ordinary differential equations, see Bernoulli differential… …   Wikipedia

  • Bernoulli's principle — Ber·noul·li s principle lēz , ēz , .(y)ēz also Bernoulli principle n a principle in hydrodynamics: the pressure in a stream of fluid is reduced as the speed of flow is increased …   Medical dictionary

  • bernoulli's principle — noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Daniel Bernoulli : bernoulli effect …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bernoulli's principle — noun The principle that in a flowing fluid, an increase in velocity happens simultaneously with decrease in pressure …   Wiktionary

  • Bernoulli's theorem — 1. Statistics. See law of averages (def. 1). 2. Hydrodynamics. an expression of the conservation of energy in streamline flow, stating that the sum of the ratio of the pressure to the mass density, the product of the gravitational constant and… …   Universalium

  • bernoulli's theorem — noun Usage: usually capitalized B 1. [after Jacques Bernoulli] : a basic principle of statistics: as the number of independent trials of an event of theoretical probability p is indefinitely increased, the observed ratio of actual occurrences of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ber|noul|li's principle — Ber|noul|li s principle, Ber|noul|li s law, or Ber|noul|li s theorem «bur NOO leez», 1. Physics. the principle that the total energy per unit of mass in the streamline flow of a moving fluid is constant, being the sum of the potential energy, the …   Useful english dictionary

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