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Magnus effect

[mag-nuh s] /ˈmæg nəs/
noun, Mechanics.
the thrust on a cylinder rotating about its axis while in motion in a fluid, the thrust being perpendicular to the relative motion of the cylinder in the fluid.
Origin of Magnus effect
1920-25; after Heinrich G. Magnus (1802-70), German scientist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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