induced drag


noun Aeronautics.

the drag force generated in the production of lift.

Nearby words

  1. indubitable,
  2. indubitably,
  3. induc.,
  4. induce,
  5. induced abortion,
  6. induced emission,
  7. induced enzyme,
  8. induced hypotension,
  9. induced radioactivity,
  10. induced reaction

Origin of induced drag

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for induced drag

induced drag

noun

the former name for trailing vortex drag
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