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[air-floh] /ˈɛərˌfloʊ/
the air flowing past or through a moving body, as an airplane or automobile.
Origin of airflow
1910-15; air1 + flow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for airflow
  • Slope also affects airflow: warm air rises, cold air sinks.
  • New research shows that, unlike cigarettes, smoking marijuana from time to time may even increase lung airflow rates and capacity.
  • Houses were designed with airflow in mind-- more windows, higher ceilings.
  • The jagged edge mixes the airflow coming out of the jet engine in a way that reduces turbulence.
  • Hidden cracks, particularly those in attics and crawlspaces, can permit as much airflow as an open window.
  • However, employing boundary-layer ingestion means the airflow into the engine is not uniform.
  • Everything is done to ensure the best airflow across circuits, drives and power supplies.
  • The transition to autorotation is perilous, though, because it involves a reversal of the airflow through the blades.
  • Dust that cools a desert can change local airflow patterns and lessen the amount of rain that falls in surrounding areas.
  • The job of the choke is to reduce the airflow to the combustion chamber and increase fuel intake.
British Dictionary definitions for airflow


the flow of air in a wind tunnel or past a moving aircraft, car, train, etc; airstream
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