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incompressible

[in-kuh m-pres-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn kəmˈprɛs ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not compressible.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; in-3 + compressible
Related forms
incompressibility, noun
incompressibly, adverb
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Examples for incompressible
  • Liquids are incompressible, so even if the elephant is pressured, can't have so much cider come from the insides.
  • The water above it is incompressible so it gets pushed up bodily.
  • There are many differences between compressible turbulence and the more commonly studied incompressible turbulence.
  • Notice that if the nozzle is of smaller diameter, the velocity of the fluid must increase, since the fluid is incompressible.
  • Hence, the next step was to examine a space-time centered fluxing scheme for incompressible flow.
  • The researchers also found that iridium and ruthenium are as incompressible as rhenium.
  • Water is essentially incompressible, especially under normal conditions.
  • In incompressible flow, the dynamic pressure is the difference between the total pressure and the static pressure.
  • In either case, the fluids may be treated as incompressible or as having limited compressibility.
British Dictionary definitions for incompressible

incompressible

/ˌɪnkəmˈprɛsəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being compressed or condensed
Derived Forms
incompressibility, incompressibleness, noun
incompressibly, adverb
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