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Prandtl number

[prahn-tl] /ˈprɑn tl/
noun, Physics, Thermodynamics.
1.
the ratio of the fluid viscosity to the thermal conductivity of a substance, a low number indicating high convection.
Origin of Prandtl number
1930-1935
1930-35; named after Ludwig Prandtl (1875-1953), German physicist
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