Meaning of STOKES in English


n. (pl. same) the cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, corresponding to a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimetre, equivalent to 10(-4) square metres per second.

[ Sir G. G. Stokes, Brit. physicist d. 1903 ]

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