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downwash

[doun-wosh, -wawsh] /ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
a deflection of air downward relative to an airfoil that causes the deflection.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; down1 + wash
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  • It provides a better estimation of building downwash effects by considering building orientation.
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downwash

/ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ/
noun
1.
the downward deflection of an airflow, esp one caused by an aircraft wing
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