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Stokes

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noun
Carl B(urton), 1927–1996, U.S. politician: the first Black mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, Ohio, 1967–71).
Sir Frederick Wilfrid Scott, 1860–1927, British inventor and engineer.
Sir George Gabriel, 1819–1903, British physicist and mathematician, born in Ireland.
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British Dictionary definitions for Stokes

stokes

stoke

/ (stəʊks) /

noun
the cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poise divided by its density in grams per cubic centimetre. 1 stokes is equivalent to 10 –4 square metre per secondSymbol: St

Word Origin for stokes

C20: named after Sir George Stokes (1819–1903), British physicist
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Scientific definitions for Stokes (1 of 2)

stokes
[ stōks ]

Plural stokes
The unit of kinematic viscosity in the centimeter-gram-second system, measured in square centimeters per second. See more at viscosity.

Scientific definitions for Stokes (2 of 2)

Stokes
Sir George Gabriel 1819-1903

Irish mathematician and physicist who investigated the wave theory of light and described the phenomena of diffraction (1849) and fluorescence (1852) and the nature of x-rays. He also investigated fluid dynamics, developing the modern theory of motion of viscous fluids. A unit of kinematic viscosity is named for him.
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