bernoulli-effect

Bernoulli effect

noun Hydraulics.
the decrease in pressure as the velocity of a fluid increases.

Origin:
named after Jakob Bernoulli

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Bernoulli effect  
The phenomenon of falling pressure in a fluid as the velocity of the fluid stream increases. The Bernoulli effect accounts for the lift generated by the airfoil shape of an airplane wing. See also Bernoulli's law, lift. See Note at aerodynamics.

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