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  • n. The speed at which an object in free-fall and not in a vacuum ceases to accelerate downwards because the force of gravity is equal and opposite to the drag force acting against it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling through the atmosphere under the attraction of gravity


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