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Couette flow

[koo-et] /kuˈɛt/
noun, Mechanics
1.
the flow of a fluid between two surfaces that have tangential relative motion, as of a liquid between two coaxial cylinders that have different angular velocities.
Origin
< French couette, literally, feather bed (in machinery, a bearing). See quilt
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