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air shock wave

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  • shock wave — n 1.) [U and C] a very strong wave of air pressure or heat from an explosion, ↑earthquake etc ▪ The shock wave from the blast blew out 22 windows in the courthouse. 2.) shock waves strong feelings of shock that people feel when something bad… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shock wave — shock waves also shockwave 1) N COUNT A shock wave is an area of very high pressure moving through the air, earth, or water. It is caused by an explosion or an earthquake, or by an object travelling faster than sound. The shock waves yesterday… …   English dictionary

  • shock wave — n. 1. a surface of discontinuity in a flow of air, sound, etc. set up when the flow suddenly changes from subsonic to supersonic, characterized by marked increases in temperature, pressure, and density of the flow, as in supersonic flow about an… …   English World dictionary

  • Shock wave — Bombshock redirects here. For the Transformers character, see Micromasters#Bombshock. For other uses, see shockwave. Schlieren photograph of an attached shock on a sharp nosed supersonic body. A shock wave (also called shock front or simply shock …   Wikipedia

  • shock wave — 1. a region of abrupt change of pressure and density moving as a wave front at or above the velocity of sound, caused by an intense explosion or supersonic flow over a body. 2. a repercussion from a startling event or upheaval; series of… …   Universalium

  • shock wave — (plural) noun 1 shock waves strong feelings of shock that people feel when something bad happens unexpectedly: The stock market crash sent shock waves through the financial community. 2 (C, U) a very strong wave of air pressure or heat from an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oblique shock wave — A shock wave that forms on a sharp pointed object moving through the air at a speed greater than the speed of sound. Air passing through an oblique shock wave is slowed down but if the wave angle is less than about 70°, it still will be… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Wave drag — is an aerodynamics term that refers to a sudden and very powerful form of drag that appears on aircraft and blade tips moving at high subsonic and supersonic speeds. Overview Wave drag is caused by the formation of shock waves around the aircraft …   Wikipedia

  • wave drag — An additional drag caused by the air becoming sonic over any portion of the body. Two things cause this drag: first, when the air crosses the shock wave, some energy is lost as drag because the temperature rises across the shock wave. Second, a… …   Aviation dictionary

  • shock — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a violent collision, impact, tremor, etc. 2 a sudden and disturbing effect on the emotions, physical reactions, etc. (the news was a great shock). 3 an acute state of prostration following a wound, pain, etc., esp. when much blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • wave — wave1 W2S3 [weıv] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sea)¦ 2¦(increase)¦ 3¦(people and things)¦ 4¦(light and sound)¦ 5¦(signal)¦ 6 7¦(hair)¦ 8 make waves 9 new wave 10 11 …   Dictionary of contemporary English