drag coefficient

noun Aerodynamics.
the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and surface area of the body.
Also called coefficient of drag.
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Anyway, the point seems to be that the car has a lot of drag coefficient, seats
  four and is supposed to turn heads.
Then you'd have a higher drag coefficient on cars which would result in lower
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Drag coefficient versus inundation ratio for the six-girder bridge.
Once past the transonic regime, the drag coefficient and the drag decrease, and
  less thrust is required to fly supersonically.
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