Mach Number Definition

A number representing the ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium, as air, through which the object is moving.
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Origin of Mach Number

  • After the physicist Ernst Mach.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Ernst Mach

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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