Magnus-effect meaning

măgnəs
The force perpendicular to the forward motion on a spinning object moving through a fluid or gas, as that responsible for the curve on a curve ball.
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Noun

Singular:
magnus-effect
Plural:
Magnus effects

Origin of magnus-effect

  • After Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802–1870), German chemist and physicist

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