- physics the principle that in a liquid flowing through a pipe the pressure difference that accelerates the flow when the bore changes is equal to the product of half the density times the change of the square of the speed, provided friction is negligible
C19: named after Daniel Bernoulli
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Word Origin and History for bernoulli's principle
named for Dutch mathematician Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782), who published it in 1738.
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