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boundary layer

n.
The layer of reduced velocity in fluids, such as air and water, that is immediately adjacent to the surface of a solid past which the fluid is flowing.
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boundary layer

n
(General Physics) the layer of fluid closest to the surface of a solid past which the fluid flows: it has a lower rate of flow than the bulk of the fluid because of its adhesion to the solid
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bound′ary lay`er


n.
the region of a fluid flowing in the immediate vicinity of a body, with the flow reduced by adhesion and viscosity.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.boundary layer - the layer of slower flow of a fluid past a surface
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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Newtonian fluid presents the properties of non-Newtonian fluid in nanochannels [15], such as the boundary layer effect. The fluid in porous media can be classified into body fluid and boundary layer fluid.
The boundary layer effect is strongest between late afternoon and early morning.
Thus, the main boundary layer effects are restricted to the immediate neighborhood of the surface.

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