from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nonturbulent flow of a viscous fluid in layers near a boundary, as that of lubricating oil in bearings.
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- n. A smooth, streamline type of viscous flow in which the fluid behaves as a system of orderly layers, with no eddies or irregular fluctuations.
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- n. nonturbulent streamline flow in parallel layers (laminae)
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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.