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form drag

noun, Physics.
1.
the portion of the resisting force encountered by a body moving through a fluid that is due to the irregularity of shape of the body, reducible to a minimum by streamlining.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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form drag

noun
1.
the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining
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