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induced drag

noun, Aeronautics
the drag force generated in the production of lift.
Origin of induced drag
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These vortices are a major source of induced drag, but when a fish nears the water's surface the vortices start to break up.
  • Aerodynamic drag can be broken into two components: induced drag and parasite drag.
  • induced drag is the drag created by the vortices at the tip of an aircraft's wing.
  • However, low-aspect-ratio wings are at a disadvantage at subsonic speeds because of the higher induced drag.
  • Topographically induced drag and mixing at a small bank on the continental shelf.
British Dictionary definitions for induced drag

induced drag

the former name for trailing vortex drag
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