absolute angle of attack

absolute angle of attack

[′ab·sə‚lüt ′aŋ·gəl əv ə′tak]
(aerospace engineering)
The acute angle between the chord of an airfoil at any instant in flight and the chord of that airfoil at zero lift.
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absolute angle of attack

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The acute angle between the chord of an airfoil at any instant in flight and the chord of that airfoil at zero lift.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved