aerodynamic[ârˌō-dī-nămˈĭk] also aer·o·dy·nam·i·cal [-ĭ-kəl]
aerodynamic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Of or relating to aerodynamics.
- Designed with rounded edges so as to reduce wind drag and thereby increase fuel efficiency. Used especially of motor vehicles.
- aerˌo·dy·namˈi·cal·ly adverb
aerodynamic - Science Definition
Designed to reduce or minimize the drag caused by air as an object moves though it or by wind that strikes and flows around an object. The wings and bodies of airplanes have an aerodynamic shape.
top: high drag on a less aerodynamic shape;
bottom: low drag on a more aerodynamic shape
Variant of aerodynamics
the branch of aeromechanics that deals with the forces (resistance, pressure, etc.) exerted by air or other gases in motion
the characteristics of the outer body of a vehicle, aircraft, etc., that affect the efficiency with which it moves through the air