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ground effect

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(Motor Racing) the improvement to the aerodynamic qualities of a low-slung motor vehicle resulting from a cushion of air beneath it
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Noun1.ground effect - apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
aerodynamic lift, lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
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Ground effects vehicles, Motor vehicles, Trailers & cycles
The vehicle features a custom orange and black colour theme with Satin Graphite ground effects, stripes and 20-inch wheels.
The Carbon 65 Edition package (available on Grand Sport and Z06 trims) will include Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior (blue top on convertibles), unique fender stripes and door graphics, black whe-els with machined grooves paired with summer-only tyres (cup-style wheels for Grand Sport and blade-style wheels for the Z06), blue brake calipers, visible carbon-fibre ground effects, hood section and roof (coupe models) or tonneau inserts (convertible models), new visible carbon-fibre spoiler (all models) and quarter intake ducts (coupe), centre caps with carbon logo, carbon flash badges and outside mirrors, jet black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching, carbon-fibre steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fibre interior trim, competition sport seats and Carbon 65 Edition sill plates.
Last year's donors included: Roche Brothers, Bertucci's, BJ's Wholesale Club, Faris Farms Florists, Ground Effects Landscaping, and The Training Associates.
The target operates through two divisions: aftermarket and OEM, under the respective brands of Line-X and Ground Effects.
Among those showcased are the Precor treadmills equipped with the patented Ground Effects and Integrated Footplant technology, which absorbs impact and adjusts to natural fluctuations in stride; the Precor Elliptical Cross Trainer, built with the exclusive CrossRamp technology that allows the user to target different muscle groups with just a click of a button; the Adaptive Motion Trainer which lets fitness enthusiasts personalize their workouts; and the P80 Console which features a touch screen and comes with preloaded exercise programs.
So it's got F1 aerodynamics, F1 materials, F1 systems, F1 venturis and ground effects, then a big dollop of fantasy on top of that.
Palaeoseismology; historical and prehistorical records of earthquake ground effects for seismic hazard assessment.
Since the proximity and ground effects distort the current path of the signals through the conductors, they further distort the effective cross-sectional area of the conductor, further increasing the effective resistance of the conductor.
Packages include special ground effects kits with dual exhaust tips, 22-inch wheels and tyres, stainless billet grille, interior dash and door trim with matching steering wheel and limited-edition leather seating.