retarding force

Definitions of retarding force
  1. noun
    the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    synonyms: drag
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    types:
    sonic barrier, sound barrier
    the increase in aerodynamic drag as an airplane approaches the speed of sound
    windage
    the retarding force of air friction on a moving object
    type of:
    resistance
    any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
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