torricelli-law

Torricelli's law

noun Physics.
the law that states that the speed of flow of a liquid from an orifice is equal to the speed that it would attain if falling freely a distance equal to the height of the free surface of the liquid above the orifice.

Origin:
after E. Torricelli, who discovered the law

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