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(fluid mechanics)
A unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the kinematic viscosity of a fluid with a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimeter. Symbol St (formerly S). Also known as lentor (deprecated usage); stokes.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a unit of kinematic viscosity in the centimeter-gram-second system of units. A stoke is equal to the kinematic viscosity present when the dynamic viscosity of a medium with a density of 1 g/cm3 is equal to 1 poise. Named in honor of G. G. Stokes, the stoke is abbreviated St; 1 St = 1 cm2/sec = 10–4m2/sec. In practice, a unit 100 times less than the stoke, the centistoke, is often used.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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