# angle of attack

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## angle of attack

n.
The acute angle between the chord of an airfoil and a line representing the undisturbed relative airflow.

## angle of attack

n
(Aeronautics) the acute angle between the chord line of an aerofoil and the undisturbed relative airflow. Also called: angle of incidence
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## an′gle of attack′

n.
the acute angle between the chord of an aircraft wing or other airfoil and the direction of airflow.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 angle of attack - the acute angle between the direction of the undisturbed relative wind and the chord of an airfoilangle of incidence, incidence angle - the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
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where: Ph = propeller pitch; d = diameter of the propeller; and [beta] = angle of attack, according to Klebanov et al.
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Aspen's AoA provides an indication of where the aircraft is in relation to the angle of attack with flaps up and down, which is simultaneously displayed.
This should help to create a level angle of attack with the club striking the ball at the low point of the arc.
This structure at rest is oriented at given angle of attack [[alpha].sub.0] with respect to the incident flow.
The pitching inertia moment generated during above process may make the angle of attack further increase.
Axial compressor stage performance is presented by the functional dependence of pressure ratio [[pi].sup.*] on the reduced frequency of rotor rotation ratio/[n.sub.red] and averaged by the value of the blade height of the angle of attack [i.sub.av] of the bladed disk grid.
Teach students the vocabulary and concepts related to flight such as lift, thrust, force, drag, gravity, and angle of attack.
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The micro and macro patterns of the original and instantly popular Big Game/Open Country pattern were altered to compensate for an elevated angle of attack, to offset the vertical effect of trees and accommodate the intimate ranges encountered while hunting from a stand.
The combined spanwise average Nusselt number increases 34% even at the exit of the channel at an angle of attack of 26[degrees].

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