terminal velocity


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terminal velocity

n
1. (General Physics) the constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling under gravity through a fluid, esp the atmosphere
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the velocity of a missile or projectile when it reaches its target
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the maximum velocity attained by a rocket, missile, or shell flying in a parabolic flight path
4. (Aeronautics) the maximum velocity that an aircraft can attain, as determined by its total drag

terminal velocity

1. Hypothetical maximum speed a body could attain along a specified flight path under given conditions of weight and thrust if diving through an unlimited distance in air of specified uniform density.
2. Remaining speed of a projectile at the point in its downward path where it is level with the muzzle of the weapon.
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Noun1.terminal velocity - the constant maximum velocity reached by a body falling through the atmosphere under the attraction of gravity
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
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It is easily seen from the graph above that the oil drops will reach terminal velocity within hundredths of a millisecond.
The results show that Case 2 is superior to Case 1 regardless of range or terminal velocity.
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Some researchers came up with the concept of terminal velocity (Peker and Helvaci 2008).
The only terminal velocity practically available to us is the impact velocity, and then only a sensible impact velocity, as it relates to the penetration characteristics of the bullets used.
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38 m/s) terminal velocity will be in between these values.
Next, consider what happens when the two objects are returned to a distance x apart from one another, accelerated to some terminal velocity v perpendicular to x, and then released.
Perhaps Johnston reckons he has hit terminal velocity with his unpopularity with the Killie support.