Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Composed of or disposed in laminæ, or thin plates or layers; lamellar.
- Having or being a lamina or laminæ; laminate.
- adj. of fluid motion, smooth and regular, flowing as though in different layers
- adj. In, or consisting of, thin plates or layers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. arranged in or consisting of laminae
- From Latin lamina. (Wiktionary)
“ROSS: We use what we call a laminar flow, a very smooth flow that's very close to the surface of the orbiter's underbelly to provide additional insulation.”
“The P-51/F-51 was the first aircraft to employ the NACA’s so-called laminar flow airfoil and could dive to around Mach 0.8.”
“(18-23 miles) per hour -- the airflow becomes smooth, or "laminar," which instantly boosts the air's braking effect, sometimes by as much as 150 percent.”
“But driving from Laramie to Centennial on a windy day when the sky was filled with stretched-out laminar wave clouds I saw to the west, in the direction of the distant property, one cloud in the shape of an immense bird, the head and beak, the breast looming over the Rockies.”
“She found that property one windy day, when she was driving west from Laramie and "the sky was filled with stretched-out laminar wave clouds.”
“Because the designers do not know how to cool them; they don't understand when or whether the boundary layer inside the engine is turbulent or laminar.”
“Such precipitation will result in greater temperature gradients, meaning greater windspeeds, and more mixing of the atmosphere through laminar and turbulent flow, which we realize as stronger storms and changed precipitation patterns, including greater numbers of floods and droughts.”
“Denclicles also reduce water turbulence by increasing laminar flow along the shark's surface.”
“I shrilled at them, before hurling a perfectly formed three-ounce biscuit of quartz across the laminar brine.”
“Ultimately, the resultant rim shape has a wider, deeper tire bed than any prior Reynolds wheel, yet the smooth and parallel rim sidewalls help turbulent air reattach into laminar flow, according to Lew.”
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